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‘Violence Interrupters’ Answer SOS in South Bronx

Save Our Streets Mott Haven is working to meditate violent conflicts in the South Bronx. The program uses a new method first implemented in Chicago to quell clashes.

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Teen sentenced to five months in jail for killing a Bronx father with a single punch

Lawmakers joined A Bronx family mourning their father’s death from a single punch to the face, calling for criminal penalties to be enacted.

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Grassroots Groups Rally for Open Discovery

More than 50 people rallied outside the Bronx Supreme Court on Monday morning, demanding changes to New York state law that, they claim, would make the judicial process more just and efficient.

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Fight at Bronx house party leaves one teen dead, three injured

Police identified a suspect in the killing of a 14-year-old boy after a fight broke out at a party in the Bronx on Sunday. The suspect is also wanted in the related stabbing of three teens, all of whom survived.

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Defendant’s Girlfriend Testifies Against Him with iPhone Footage of Alleged Assault

A 25-year-old mother of two testified against the father of her six-month-old infant in Bronx Supreme Court on Wednesday, as the first witness in his trial on 28 counts of assault, possession of a weapon and attempted murder. The DA showed the jury graphic video of the alleged crime that the witness shot with her iPhone.

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Bronx gang member convicted once, now tried again for the same murder

The State Appeals Court ordered a new trial for St. James Boys gang member Edgar Morales, because the Bronx District Attorney overreached when it charged him with terrorism.

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No closure in cop sexual assault case

The parents of a Bronx girl who was sexually assaulted 16 months ago by an NYPD officer grimaced in the gallery yesterday when the judge announced that closure would have to wait at least another month.

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Bronx Man Charged with Murder of Wife with Scissors

On Sunday, a 56-year-old man was charged with killing his wife, shocking the low-crime-rate neighborhood in which the couple had lived more than 25 years. The husband is charged with second degree murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon.

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