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Boy brings handgun to school in New York

A seven-year-old boy brought a gun to school in his book bag Thursday, New York police said. The find — a .22 caliber handgun — caused police to place the Wave Preparatory Elementary School in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens on lockdown for about an hour. The student has…

Occupy protesters want New York police chief out

NEW YORK — About 50 Occupy Wall Street protesters marched in New York on Tuesday to demand the resignation of the city’s police chief after a slew of arrests. Several of the demonstrators knelt down, their mouths covered with tape and their hands tied behind their back in front of…

New York police surveillance of Muslims probed

NEW YORK — Authorities in New Jersey said Thursday they are looking into complaints that New York police have extended their controversial surveillance of Muslim communities into the neighboring state. “The matter is under review,” said Leland Moore, at the New Jersey attorney general’s office, refusing further comment. The American…

CIA collaboration with New York Police Department was never legally approved

The top lawyer at the CIA never approved sending one of its officers to help the New York Police Department create a domestic spying program, raising the possibility that the agency may have violated a ban on domestic spying. Last August, the Associated Press reported that the CIA had violated…

New York City police drag young woman through the street

As New York police tried to get “Occupy Wall Street” protesters to move off the street and onto the sidewalk, officers dragged a young woman through the street and arrested her. “We noticed that cops were pulling the girl by her hair,” said a CNN iReporter, who recorded the incident.…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ plans massive rally to disrupt New York Stock Exchange

Occupy Wall Street activists have vowed to avenge their eviction from a protest camp with an attempt Thursday to disrupt the New York Stock Exchange, then rally on the city’s subway and major bridges. The website occupywallst.org announced a “Global Day of Action” that will combine demonstrations across the United…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ protestors flood into court

NEW YORK — Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York shifted their fight from the streets to the court Thursday, when dozens of people arrested while marching rejected a deal for them to avoid trial. The first batch of 78 protesters from among hundreds arrested for disorder over the last…

Second scandal in a week rocks New York cops

Sixteen New York Police Department officers pleaded not guilty to charges of widespread fixing of traffic tickets as well as more serious crimes, in the second scandal to hit the force in a week. Five civilians were also netted in the nearly three-year undercover probe that involved the wire tapping…

Sgt. Shamar Thomas encourages veterans to join ‘Occupy’ movement

Sgt. Shamar Thomas, the U.S. Marine who confronted New York City police in a now-famous video from the “Occupy Wall Street” protests, appeared on Keith Olbermann’s “Countdown” to discuss acts of police brutality against “Occupy” protesters, including Marine Scott Olsen, whose skull was fractured by police in Oakland. Thomas rallied…

NYPD charges Times Square protesters with police horses

When thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters marched north to Times Square on Saturday, the New York Police Department was quick to respond with barricades, horses, and arrests. Ryan Devereaux, a reporter with Democracy Now! who accompanied the march, described the police deployment of barricades and kettling nets and the…

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