Staten Island prosecutor Daniel Donovan and his office oversaw the 2014 chokehold death case of Eric Garner, although it failed to bring an indictment against NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo. Donovan’s career is on an upswing in the months since, that after he was elected to fill a vacated seat in the U.S. Congress.
Despite video of the fatal chokehold used by a white NYPD cop on 43-year-old Staten Island man Eric Garner this past July, a grand jury in the borough had decided not to indict the officer. Hip-Hop stars and other celebrities took to Twitter to voice their anger over the decision.
Grand Theft Auto V is easily the most anticipated video game of the year, and the thirst for a copy led three men in Staten Island to commit a struggle crime. The three gamers poses as cops, complete with an unmarked police car, to skip the line and purchase the game, only to be arrested […]
U-God releases the video for his latest single, “Fame,” off of his latest album, The Keynote Speaker.
In a case over a decade old, a Staten Island inmate was sentenced to die yesterday (July 24) by a federal jury in Brooklyn after an earlier death conviction was overturned. Ronell Wilson, 31, exhibited little remorse for the execution-style murder of two undercover police officers in 2003 thus landing him back on death row.
Troubled rapper Shyheim Franklin began his career at the age of 14 as a young affiliate of the Wu-Tang Clan back in the 1990s. The former “Rugged Child” is now in his 30s and has endured some legal issues along the way. Last week, Shyheim was arrested on felony and gun charges after police raided […]
On Tuesday, January 8, the man accused of fatally shooting former Hot 97 and BET’s 106 & Park personality Corey “DJ Megatron” McGriff two years ago plead guilty to first-degree manslaughter. He will serve a 21-year jail sentence.
President Obama will ask Congress for an extra $50 billion to aid in handling the destruction leftover by Hurricane Sandy. The massive storm struck the East Coast in late October, leaving a path of destruction that is far from being cleaned up.
President Obama made his second trip to New York in the last few weeks Thursday (Nov. 15), to get another view of the damage leftover by Superstorm Sandy. The president took in the view by air, flying over areas in Queens left dilapidated by the storm, and made a stop on Staten Island, and area […]
New Yorkers are still struggling during what is expected to be a long road to recovery thanks to Hurricane Sandy, which hit the East Coast as a tropical cyclone, last week. Up to 40,000 New Yorkers have been left homeless in Sandy’s aftermath, and the city is bracing for a cold front dropping temperatures to […]
New York City’s annual marathon has been canceled. After facing criticism for choosing to go forward with the race, in spite of the damaged caused by Superstorm Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg up and changed his mind.
The borough of Staten Island is stepping forward to shine a light on the affect that Sandy has had on the area. With 19 people dead on State Island alone, and more to come as rescue workers have yet to account for everyone, residents are in need of assistance. “We’re going to die! We’re going to freeze! We […]
The NYPD is amassing a reputation for the most racist force in the country, and Michael Deragjati is only adding to the fury. The officer, accused of falsely arresting a black man under the protection of the city’s “stop-and-frisk” policy, has admitted to racial profiling–but says he’s not racist. Deragjati was heard remarking “fried another […]
“My man I was doing Clockers with called me, cuz he live in Staten Island, a couple of days later like ‘Yo, heard you and ODB had a little problem. Them Wu n*ggas is tryna get at you.’” Pride is something that can make and break a man. While it allows a person to stand […]