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Has Curtailment of "Stop-and-Frisk" Caused Ditmas Park's Rising Crime?

standard Has Curtailment of “Stop-and-Frisk” Caused Ditmas Park’s Rising Crime?

With a rising crime wave sweeping Ditmas Park, many residents have become guarded, and police are out in force. Some residents have speculated that striking economic inequality plus a wave of new, wealthier arrivals to the area have triggered crime. But lifelong resident Jonathan J. Judge, […]

A "dollar van" (Photo by Matthew Taub)

standard Exclusive: Rape Behind the Tinted Glass

In response to our story on a tinted window crackdown in Crown Heights, we were contacted by Flatbush residents who advised us of a disturbing (if overlooked) practice that capitalizes on heavily tinted windows–drivers of “dollar vans” raping their passengers late at night. Though drivers are occasionally […]

(UPDATED) Tripped Up in Prospect Park! Family-Man Cyclist Injured by Rope Trap; Motives Unknown

standard (UPDATED) Tripped Up in Prospect Park! Family-Man Cyclist Injured by Rope Trap; Motives Unknown

UPDATE: We received the following information from Yisroel Pupko: “It’s been confirmed as a crime. The deputy inspector and sergeant were very helpful in getting it switched over.” A mischievous rope trap in Prospect Park was a local cyclist’s undoing. “My friend and I drove to the […]