The Off-Screen Violence of an NYPD Shooting in Times Square

By: Sunday August 12, 2012 1:00 pm

The introduction for the New York Timescoverage of a police shooting in the commercially decadent hub of New York known as Times Square is the following, “When the tourists and shoppers thronging Times Square on Saturday afternoon first saw the police officers, guns drawn, confronting a knife-wielding man, many thought they had stumbled onto a movie set.” The scene, however, ended with shots being fired that killed a man who had been chased for around seven blocks. So, Times writers add, “It was quickly apparent this was no celluloid fantasy.”


Taking Times Square: Occupy Wall Street Movement is Becoming Very Powerful

By: Sunday October 16, 2011 1:15 pm

At least one hundred US cities participated in an October 15 Global Day of Action yesterday. Each demonstration was part of a growing “Occupy” movement that was ignited by Occupy Wall Street just over four weeks ago.

A few of the cities attempted to start permanent camps, like Occupy Wall Street has successfully done in Liberty Park. But, in cities like Chicago, the police enforced a park curfew and arrested about 175 protesters who refused to leave Grant Park.

I was in New York City to cover the day of action.

Arrest Made in Times Square Bomb Scare; AG Holder Says “Investigation Is Ongoing”

By: Tuesday May 4, 2010 6:03 am

Monday, around 11:20 PM EDT, an arrest was made in connection with Saturday’s attempted car bombing in New York City’s Times Square. Faisal Shahzad, a 30-year-old US citizen, was apprehended at JFK airport while attempting to board a flight to Dubai.

Times Square Evacuated: Car Bomb

By: Sunday May 2, 2010 2:12 am

The unexploded vehicle will yield a great deal of evidence, including fingerprints; and the propane tanks can be traced.

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