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Brooklyn’s top prosecutor wants to send people to art class instead of jail! Comment
Crown Heights: Cops arrested a one-legged, wheelchair-bound homeless man for allegedly beating another man to death with a metal rod on Schenectady Avenue in Crown Heights on Sept. 17. Comment

Child sex abuse lawsuits pile up in Brooklyn following passage of new law targeting predators

Eighty-seven victims of childhood sexual abuse filed lawsuits in Brooklyn Supreme Court within the first month following the enactment of the Child Victims Act, a new law that gives abuse survivors a renewed chance to seek justice against predators and the organizations that aided their assaults. Comments (7)
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Man sues cop, city for Bed-Stuy beatdown caught on body cam

Bedford-Stuyvesant: One of New York’s Finest used a pair of handcuffs to pummel a man’s face during a bloody Bedford-Stuyvesant traffic stop last year, according to a lawsuit against the city and the cop alleging excessive force. Comments (24)
Midwood: A judge handed down a 60-day prison sentence to a disgraced Brooklyn cop on June 26 for violently assaulting a man in Midwood last year, overruling prosecutors who were seeking a lengthier sentence, according to the District Attorney’s office. Comments (4)

Brooklyn man charged with raping his 88-year-old neighbor: DA

A Brooklyn man who allegedly raped his 88-year-old neighbor on April 24 was formally charged in Kings County Supreme Court on June 3, according to prosecutors. Comments (2)

Merchant of death: Weapons trafficker sentenced to 15 years for Brooklyn gun sales

A Virginia man will spend 15 years in prison for peddling southern guns on the streets of Brooklyn. Comment
Marine Park: A Marine Park man faces 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to threatening the life of a United States Senator. Comments (22)

DA charges East Flatbush man in sex trafficking of 16-year-old girl

Flatbush: Brooklyn’s top prosecutor has indicted an East Flatbush man for allegedly forcing a minor into prostitution. Comment
Coney Island: Cops arrested the sister of Coney Island basketball standout Sebastian Telfair, a nine-year NBA veteran, on May 20 for allegedly threatening a witness who testified at her brother’s Criminal Court trial last month. Comment
Downtown: Kings County legal eagles celebrated the First Amendment at the annual Law Day celebration at the Supreme Court on May 8. Comment

Disgraced: Judge hands former East Flatbush pol five-year sentence in embezzlement scheme

Flatbush: A federal judge sentenced a disgraced state senator to five years in prison for embezzlement, a sentence which will run simultaneously with the prison time he is currently serving for obstruction of justice and lying to the FBI. Comment

Death grip: Flatlander sentenced to 20 years in prison for fatally strangling his wife

Flatlands: A Flatlands man will spend 20 years behind bars for strangling his wife to death, according to Brooklyn’s top prosecutor. Comments (1)

Scammer gets the slammer: East Flatbush man headed to prison for forging deed, stealing senior’s house

Flatbush: He’s giving up a stolen house for the big house. Comments (2)
Downtown: The district attorney’s so-called Justice 2020 initiative aims to divert people away from the criminal-justice system by pushing prosecutors to avoid excessive incarceration — a trend Brooklyn’s top prosecutor admitted to promoting himself in his two-plus-decade legal career. Comments (12)
Downtown: Local jurists celebrated the end of Black History Month in style by swapping their classic black robes for colorful, African-inspired garb at the 21st-annual Black History Month Fashion Show at the Kings County Supreme Court. Comments (1)
Downtown: It’s an appealing opportunity! Comments (8)
Downtown: Brooklyn justices ushered in Black History Month with a ceremony at Kings County Supreme Court, which drew a more diverse crowd than ever since they began the kick-off celebrations two decades ago. Comment
Downtown: Former District Attorney Charles Hynes passed away at a hospice-care center in Florida on Tuesday night, his son Sean Hynes told this newspaper. He was 83-years-old. Comments (6)
Downtown: Brooklyn’s new Surrogate’s Court Judge, Harriet Thompson, celebrated the start of her term with peers and politicos during her official swearing-in ceremony at Kings County Supreme Court. Comment

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