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  • New York increases security around synagogues

    November 18, 2014 | 2:59 pm

    New York City increased its police presence at synagogues and other locations in the wake of an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue that left four dead.

    “The NYPD is following developments in Jerusalem closely and working with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force to monitor any further...

  • Shia LaBeouf arrested at New York performance of ‘Cabaret’

    June 27, 2014 | 9:02 am

    Actor Shia LaBeouf, who starred in the "Transformers" movies and the play "Nymphomaniac," was arrested inside New York's Studio 54 during a performance of "Cabaret," police said.

    The actor was charged with criminal conduct and disorderly conduct and taken into custody, NYPD...

  • Reward increased in search for Menachem Stark’s killers

    January 9, 2014 | 10:13 am

    The family of Brooklyn real estate developer Menachem Stark raised the reward for information about his murder.

    Stark’s family contributed $50,000 to the reward, with the New York Police Department offering an additional $20,000 and the NYPD Crime Stoppers program adding $2,000.

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  • Sucker punch: Brooklyn Jews targeted in ‘knockout’ attacks

    November 26, 2013 | 1:13 pm

    Chava, a student at a Chabad seminary, has lived in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn for six years, but it’s only in the past few days that she started carrying pepper spray in her handbag.

    Her younger brother gave her the deterrent after news hit of a string of recent...

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  • Beverly Hills Police report arrest of alleged sex abuser

    By Jared Sichel

    October 29, 2013 | 4:19 pm

    Mendel Tevel, a local rabbi and youth worker accused by multiple people in the New York Jewish community of sexual abuse, was arrested Tuesday, October 29, at the JEM Center in Beverly Hills.

    The arrest was reported to the Jewish Journal by Lt. Lincoln Hoshino, a spokesman for...

  • On the eighth day, God made oxycodone

    September 11, 2013 | 10:58 am

    New York City narcotics agents announced the indictment of five Brooklyn men yesterday, members of a Sabbath-observant drug ring that operated out of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

    Defendants Jack Zibak, 28; Jack Zaibak, 24; Eduard Sorin, 38; David Gerowitz, 37; and Philip...

  • NYPD investigated Kahane Chai for threats against Shmuley Boteach

    September 3, 2013 | 9:51 am

    The New York Police Department investigated Kahane Chai, a militant Jewish group, for threats against Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.

    Israel’s internal security service, the Shin Bet, asked the NYPD’s intelligence division to monitor the group in the late 2000s after anti-Boteach comments...

  • Stop and frisk and common sense

    By  David A. Lehrer

    June 12, 2013 | 4:11 pm

    Today’s Wall Street Journal has a lucid and compelling op/ed by Heather MacDonald of the Manhattan Institute entitled “How to Increase the Crime Rate Nationwide.”

    In a politically incorrect piece, she argues why the likely outcome in New York’s widely followed “stop, question and...

  • Brooklyn man sues police for beating at Chabad center

    January 23, 2013 | 10:52 am

    A Brooklyn man who alleges that he was beaten by New York police officers at a Chabad youth center in Brooklyn filed a civil rights lawsuit.

    Ehud Halevy, 21, filed the suit Jan. 22 in Brooklyn federal court over the incident last October at the ALIYA Institute.

    Halevy was...

  • U.S. police officials study counterterrorism in Israel

    November 1, 2012 | 11:22 am

    Counterterrorism officials from five U.S. cities met with their counterparts in Israel.

    Ten officials from five major cities -- New York; Los Angeles; Oakland, Calif.; Austin, Texas; and Houston -- met in mid-October with representatives of Israel's police, the Jerusalem Post...

  • NY police ‘very cognizant’ of potential Iranian attack on city

    October 11, 2012 | 9:33 am

    The New York Police Department (NYPD) is monitoring the possibility of an Iranian attack on New York City due to the area’s large Jewish community, the New York Post reported.

    “Obviously if there’s any action involving Israel and Iran we have to be very cognizant of the potential...

  • N.Y. police beefing up security ahead of Passover

    April 3, 2012 | 3:27 pm

    The New York Police Department is increasing its security at synagogues and Jewish sites for Passover.

    The NYPD said it was taking precautionary measures beginning this week in the wake of last month’s attack on a religious school in France, which left three children and a rabbi...

  • NYPD checks out letter bomb

    January 19, 2011 | 11:14 am

    New York police are investigating a possible letter bomb sent to an Israeli bank branch.

    The letter was sent to the Bank Hapoalim branch at Sixth Avenue and 46th street, CNN reported on Wednesday.

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