| Aug 13, 2014
| 7:00 PM
The case of the Nazareth sticker gang won't get stuck in criminal court.
In a slap to police Chief Thomas Trachta, a district judge Wednesday threw out criminal mischief charges against three men accused of plastering stickers around the borough...
| Aug 18, 2014
If you've ever had the distinct displeasure of calling a customer service hotline, you've probably heard a soothing voice tell you that "this call may be monitored for quality assurance purposes."
It can be comforting to know that there is — in...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Beginning last Saturday, and then for several nights in a row, the image of Ferguson, Mo., police officers in camouflage pointing high-caliber rifles from armored vehicles at unarmed protesters was inescapable.
Seeing that much military-grade equipment,...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:24 PM
Prosecutors' offices are finally joining the intelligence revolution that has transformed policing since the 1990s. That revolution dates to 1994, when William J. Bratton took over the New York Police Department and declared that his goal was to prevent...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 11:07 AM
The Rev. Al Sharpton said on Saturday he will cancel a planned protest that would have shut down one of New York City's busiest bridges and instead will lead a march on the office of the district attorney who is probing the death of Eric Garner....
| Aug 2, 2014
| 9:36 AM
The Rev. Al Sharpton will lead a protest march across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City later this month in response to a medical examiner's ruling that Eric Garner was the victim of a homicide after police placed him in a chokehold last...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Minorities and women haven't achieved significant progress in directing series TV, according to a survey from the Directors Guild of America, with Caucasian directors accounting for 81% of all primetime episodes while female directors were hired on only...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 9:51 AM
A lead-in from the Season 9 finale of NBC's "America's Got Talent" helped "Mysteries of Laura" open strong in what was an overall solid night for the network.
"America's Got Talent," a Nick Cannon-hosted reality show that crowned magician Mat Franco...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:24 PM
"A Walk Among the Tombstones" is the creepiest film I've seen in quite some time, and that's not meant as a compliment.
This old-school thriller starring Liam Neeson as an unlicensed private investigator trying to right the world's wrongs has a very...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 3:40 PM
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit against the Philadelphia Police Department this week, claiming the department has used excessive force repeatedly to stop civilians from filming officers in public in recent years, according to...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Last year, NBC came at the fall with "The Blacklist," a series smartly leveraging certain narrative trends (quasi-criminal genius seeking redemption) to showcase the talents of popular television star James Spader. The result? Bull's-eye.
This year, NBC...