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Second Misdemeanor Rap for Driver Who Plowed Down Protesters in Manhattan Sparks New Fury

Prosecutors charged Kathleen Casillo with two counts on Monday for allegedly running over Midtown marchers in December. Those sent to the hospital say the charges amount to a slap on the wrist for her — and a slap in the face for them.

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Subway Workers Say Shut-Down Overnight Shift Has Turned into a Dangerous Nightmare

The MTA says five employees have been assaulted between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. since May. But union heads contend that’s an undercount. "I wasn’t sworn into this job to take beatdowns," said one worker who was attacked on the job.

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How Shootings Spiked at NYCHA Complexes Targeted in de Blasio Crime Prevention Campaign

Mayor de Blasio’s "MAP" plan to help high-crime developments with extra NYPD cops and community services failed to stem violence at public housing developments last year, THE CITY’s examination shows.

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Subway Motorman’s Widow Hasn’t Been on a Train Since His Death. But Now She May the Take the Ride He Never Finished

Delilah Goble, whose husband was killed in a March arson fire that engulfed a No. 2 train, says a tribute run along the route planned for the anniversary of that tragic day might help her "start riding the train again."

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Why Are Shootings Up in New York City? We Asked Four People on the Front Lines

A mother who lost a son, a cop, a violence interrupter and an academic weigh in on the murder spike that’s accompanied the pandemic — and talk about how to drive the violence back down.

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MetroCard Scammer’s Been Arrested 160 Times. Can He Turn His Life Around?

Charles Barry became the poster child for the fight to repeal bail reform. But some criminal justice advocates say his case illustrates the system’s failure to address problems that could have kept him out of jail.

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A Young Prisoner’s Dilemma: Freedom or a Risky Shot at Clearing His Name

Prakash Churaman, 21, has been behind bars since age 15, convicted in a Queens murder. But he’s turning down a plea deal that could set him free — and is ready to risk a new trial that could send him away for decades.

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Brooklyn Bus Driver Describes Beating Over Mask Rule as Attacks on Transit Workers Surge

"I was just doing my job," said Anthony Reid. He’s one of more than 70 drivers targeted in "COVID-related" incidents since Gov. Cuomo ordered face coverings in public transit.

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‘Unruly Person’ Subway Incidents Rattle Riders, Workers and Cops

More than 300 reports obtained by THE CITY detailing sometimes violent and bizarre behavior offer snapshots of commuting during record-low ridership.

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NYC Subway Robbery Rise Amid Rider Drop Spurs Security Hike

More MTA cops and private security guards are on tap as officials grapple with a crime increase that had them mulling seeking National Guard help.

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How Allegedly Mob-Linked Firm Helped Build Affordable Bronx Apartments

A new taxpayer-subsidized building in Mayor de Blasio’s housing push used a contractor prosecutors say is tied to Gambino crime family.

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Mob Looted Tax-Break Towers Rising Along The High Line: Feds

The Gambino crime family inflated bills for work on a Chelsea condo complex with a $25m penthouse — and a $1.5m tax credit, prosecutors allege.

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New York’s Most Desperate Caught Up in ‘Crimes of Poverty’

Thousands of people are arrested on petit larceny charges every year in New York City. Their fates can depend on who’s doing the prosecuting.

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The Bronx Is Waiting: Police Dispatch Times Highest in the City

IBO analysis of precinct dispatch times hit about 8 minutes in Highbridge and Wakefield — more than twice the citywide average, which is on the rise.

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On-Duty NYCHA Repairman Charged With Sex Abuse in Tenant’s Apartment

On the year’s coldest day, an assistant electrician allegedly brought a woman to a flat where he was supposed to be making repairs and assaulted her.