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DA debuts dedicated Hate Crimes Bureau following spike in anti-Semitic, other biased crimes

Downtown: A dedicated team of prosecutors will now investigate hate crimes in Kings County, following a recent uptick in bigoted attacks against Brooklynites, the district attorney said. Comments (16)

Coney man may be locked up for life after murdering daughter on Father’s Day, judge rules

Coney Island: A Coney Island man could spend the rest of his days in prison after a judge sentenced him to 25 years to life behind bars for beating his daughter to death and assaulting her mother on Father’s Day last year. Comment

S’Bay man convicted of kidnapping, beating teen over business dispute

Sheepshead Bay: A Sheepshead Bay man faces up to 20 years in prison after a federal judge on Tuesday convicted him for extorting and attacking a 19-year-old business competitor. Comment
Canarsie: They’re rooms with a “fine” view. Comment
Downtown: A Brooklynite and two other men face up to 15 years in prison for allegedly smuggling more than a million out-of-state cigarettes into the borough as part of a criminal scheme that swindled the city and state out of roughly $426,000 in tobacco taxes, according to charges filed by New York State’s top prosecutor. Comments (2)

DA: Local cop and his wife stole thousands by impersonating dead relative

Bay Ridge: A Brooklyn cop and his wife face up to 25 years in prison for using the officer’s mother’s identity to steal upwards of $360,000 from financial companies and the federal government after she died in 2016, according to an indictment District Attorney Eric Gonzalez filed in Supreme Court on Tuesday. Comments (6)

A new leaf: DA to begin vacating some misdemeanor pot convictions

Leaves of Grass: It’s puff, puff, free pass in Kings County! Comments (11)

Blind woman sues Bklyn Brewery over ‘inaccessible’ website

Williamsburg: A blind woman hauled the owners of Brooklyn Brewery to civil court on federal discrimination charges for allegedly failing to provide a handicapped-accessible website, her lawyer said. Comments (13)

Cost of living: Suit alleges Kushner Co. risked tenants’ health for profits

Williamsburg: The family real-estate firm of President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner illegally forced rent-stabilized tenants out of a Williamsburg apartment building with construction that exposed occupants, including children, to cancer-causing chemicals, according to a lawsuit filed on Monday. Comments (18)

No road out: Driver charged with manslaughter for fatal Slope crash stuck in Rikers

Blind Spots: The motorist who crashed into five people crossing a Park Slope street in March, killing two kids and an unborn baby, cannot make bail and will wait out her trial in New York City’s notoriously hellish Rikers Island — where one deranged inmate already assaulted her, according to her lawyer. Comments (18)

Sick driver charged with manslaughter for ‘preventable death’ in East Flatbush crash

Mean Streets: The district attorney charged a sickly motorist with reckless manslaughter for hitting and killing a man in East Flatbush last year, claiming the driver with multiple sclerosis knew better than to get behind the wheel in his condition. Comments (1)

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