Pill City 2? The DEA is investigating reports from over 700 pharmacies that were looted, burglarized, or torched during the recent two-week period of unrest across America.

 

At Bronx Justice News last week, we reported exclsuively on alarming new data revealed to me by DOJ: The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating reports from over 700 pharmacies that were looted, burglarized, or torched in suspected acts of arson during the recent two-week period of civil unrest across America, the agency said.

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Boca Mall Murders Investigation on "Criminology" Podcast

Thank you to the hosts of the popular "Criminology" podcast for inviting me on to discuss my investigation into the Boca mall murders, and abductions, of 2007. Listen to the full episode here.

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Bronx Justice News Investigates the Boca Mall Murders

A trove of records obtained by my colleagues and I at Bronx Justice News is shedding new light on the 2007 Boca Raton mall murders and abductions, revealing previously unknown details about detectives’ pursuit of the killer or killers, the lives of victims (some of them from the Bronx and Brooklyn), and security lapses at Town Center at Boca Raton mall in the lead-up to the  attacks. 

Read our investigation by clicking here.

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A Commercial DNA Testing Company Wants to Team With New York Police to Find Criminals, But Privacy Advocates Fear A Genetic Dragnet

New York State is on the verge of approving investigative DNA testing by a private company that can identity up to nine degrees of relatives based on a genetic sample—and which uses commercial databases containing the DNA of thousands of Americans—to assist law enforcement, Bronx Justice News has learned.

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Bronx Justice News Investigation: Eleven Years Behind Schedule, Court’s “Civic Plaza” Remains a Blight on Property, Costing Taxpayers Millions

It's been a busy few months at my new job, and I couldn't be prouder of the work Bronx Justice News is doing.

The editoral team's investigation into taxpayer waste and mismanagement at the troubled Bronx Hall of Justice went live this month, and the repsonse has been overwhelming. 

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My latest article for Bronx Justice News: City Settles Suit After Video Allegedly Caught NYPD Officer Dragging Student Off Bus By Her Hair, Slamming Head Against Concrete

"The city has settled a federal lawsuit accusing an NYPD Officer of dragging a Bronx tenth-grader off of a bus by her hair and slamming her head against the concrete – all in an arrest captured on video, court records show.
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My Latest Exclusive for Bronx Justice News: Bronx DA Signals Support For Criminal Justice Reforms

Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark this weekend signaled her support for progressive, statewide criminal justice reform, exclusively telling Bronx Justice News that changes to the current system are “inevitable.” 

“My experiences as a prosecutor and a judge give me unique perspectives on the need for bail, discovery and speedy trial reforms and oversight,” said Clark, the first African-American woman to be elected District Attorney in New York State. “The question is not if but how we implement the reforms.”

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Update to Yesterday's Exclusive: FBI Says 3 DNA Labs Reported CODIS Software Glitch; Inaccurate Genetic Information Displayed Due To “Synchronization Issue”

"The FBI says a software update to its national DNA database caused incorrect genetic information to display at a handful of local crime labs, but that no offenders were misidentified as a result.

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