On Tuesday Brooklyn District Attorney Ken P. Thompson announced he was going to use his power to stop prosecuting most low-level marijuana possession cases in the borough. The plan which has been in the works for months is finally going to be implemented.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday July 9, 2014 1:17 pm|
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Sunday February 23, 2014 4:00 pm|
The Brooklyn Nets in their current iteration, having only moved to the borough they call home in 2012, are a fairly new enterprise. Even so, the team will make history this evening.
They’ll sign Jason Collins today to a ten day contract (after he clears waivers at 5:00pm ET), with hopes of having him suit up to go up against the LA Lakers tonight. Signing and frequently trading players isn’t a particularly new phenomenon, but what makes this deal noteworthy is that Jason Collins came out as gay while working as a free agent (meaning he wasn’t associated with a team) last year.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Sunday December 29, 2013 4:00 pm|
A Holiday/Christmas music mash-up magic video featuring the Orange Is The New Black actors who play Crazy Eyes and Taystee.
|By: Leonard Levitt Sunday September 1, 2013 1:59 pm|
Adrian Schoolcraft is the whistleblowing police officer at the center of one of the more bizarre of the NYPD’s ongoing scandals.
Schoolcraft worked in the relatively high-crime 81st precinct in Brooklyn, and he was not a happy camper as a cop. A loner, he began to secretly tape recording precinct roll calls at which commanding officers ordered patrol cops like himself to make it difficult for victims of crimes to make formal complaints. Equally disturbing, cops were also ordered to downgrade felonies — serious crimes — to less serious misdemeanors so that the precinct would appear safer than it actually was.
Schoolcraft’s tape recordings might well have been ignored or forgotten, had not the police department then done something that was indeed shocking.
|By: Lisa Derrick Sunday August 4, 2013 12:45 pm|
There are way more bugs than people on earth (and way more microbes in our body than human cells, but that’s another story). Bugs and grubs are protein rich and plentiful, and use far fewer resources to produce protein than say, an Angus steer.