July 1, 1993 |
A ninth man was arrested in connection with an alleged conspiracy to bomb several New York landmarks, including the United Nations, after federal officials said he was recruited to provide explosives to the others planning to assemble the bombs. Earl Gant, who also goes by aliases of Abd Rashid and Abd Jalil, was arrested in Philadelphia.
August 21, 1998 |
A former employee of a large Manhattan brokerage firm was arrested Thursday for allegedly asking an undercover detective to hack into the company's e-mail system and insert a fake letter that would bolster his claim that he was unfairly fired. Christian Curry, 24, of Chappaqua, N.Y., was charged with second-degree forgery, tampering with physical evidence and second-degree coercion, said Deputy Inspector Robert A.
March 27, 1995 |
Animal protection officers raided what was being billed as a national championship cockfight, arresting 296 people who were betting thousands of dollars on the birds, authorities said. New York City police joined officers from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in the raid, the ASPCA's largest ever, said John Foran, the group's chief administrative officer.
June 16, 2000 |
Six more men were arrested Thursday in the attacks on women who were stripped and groped in Central Park last weekend. Investigators also said they now believe the attacks may have involved as many as 60 men. Previously, they had put the number at about 40. The number of possible victims has risen from 24 to 32 as more women have come forward. The arrests on Thursday brought the total number of men charged to eight, and Police Commissioner Howard Safir said more arrests are expected.
June 20, 1996 |
A detective assigned to a seemingly ordinary shooting in Brooklyn said he noticed strange scrawls on the suspect's written statement--including an inverted cross crowned by three 7's. Detective Sgt. Joseph Herbert, who years ago worked on a task force hunting New York's infamous Zodiac killer, instantly remembered the taunting letters the gunman had written. They carried a similar symbol, he said.
March 16, 1993 |
The Rev. Jesse Jackson was among 41 protesters arrested during a rally Monday to protest the detainment of HIV-infected Haitians at the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Jackson was arrested after he sat down in the middle of Fifth Avenue as the afternoon rally was ending. About 100 people attended. "The President has two standards," Jackson said as he was taken away. "We want Clinton to take the high moral road and do what's right." Police equipped with folding gurneys hauled Jackson, the Rev.
June 26, 1993 |
The arrest of five Sudanese among the eight suspects in the latest New York terrorism case focuses attention on one of the most troubled and secretive countries in Africa, a civil war-torn state with a fundamentalist Islamic government that is increasingly dependent on Iran. Sudan, the largest country in Africa, has been used in recent years as a base for international terrorist groups, especially groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas that also have strong links to Iran. According to U.S.
December 2, 1999 |
A homeless man charged with bashing a young woman's head with a brick in New York last month was ordered held without bail Wednesday in a crime that sparked a controversial crackdown on homeless people sleeping on the streets. Paris Drake, 32, was charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon in the Nov. 16 attack in midtown Manhattan on Nicole Barrett, 27, originally from Athens, Texas. Drake denied involvement in the crime.
July 18, 1995 |
When officers arrested Herman Ellis on suspicion of vaulting a subway turnstile without paying the $1.25 fare, he allegedly told them: "I'm from Philly and I don't have any money and, by the way, I'm wanted for murder." Ellis, 22, was in police custody Monday awaiting arraignment in the slaying of Hilda Mae Herbert, 77. She had been found in her Brooklyn apartment in May, 1993, sitting in front of her television with a blanket over her head. A hatchet was buried in her skull.
March 27, 1999 |
Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson joined hundreds of chanting protesters at a rally against police brutality in New York City. Police said 226 demonstrators, including Jackson, were arrested for disorderly conduct after they sat down in front of police headquarters. Hundreds of others cheered and waved signs. The raucous demonstrations have become a daily event in the wake of the fatal shooting on Feb. 4 of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed West African immigrant, by four white police officers.