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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, Oct. 14

The 10 men accused of savagely beating three men because they believed they were gay will appear in Bronx State Supreme Court today. The suspects have been charged with a number of hate crime offenses (for more on the incidents, here's a roundup of links).

Ildefanso (Cheto) Mendez, the 23-year-old accused of orchestrating the violent attacks, tells the Daily News that he's innocent and "not a monster."

Pelham Manor Police Chief Alfred Mosiello says his officer, who shot and killed a man on Boston Road on Tuesday after an altercation,  followed proper police procedure. Officer Kenneth Stretz attempted to pull over Wardell Johnson, of Harlem, who was driving an ATV and then fled when it ran out of gas.

BoogieDowner posts about some new grocery stores, here and here.

A breakout of violence at DeWitt Clinton High School earlier this month has administrators there declaring a "building-wide emergency" state at the school.

NYPD units are in the Bronx today, at a shooting range on Rodman's Neck, to conduct a practice exercise to prepare for a terror attack like the one that occurred at a Mumbai hotel in 2008.

Mayor Bloomberg and a number of volunteers painted the rooftop of a NCYHA housing complex, on E. 146th St., as part of a new program to help make buildings more energy efficient.

A Bronx judge has extended an order of protection against former Gov. Paterson aide David Johnson, who was charged with assaulting his ex-girlfriend at her apartment last year.

Bangladeshi leaders in the Bronx are applauding the arrest of four teenagers accused of mugging an immigrant teen in Parkchester last month. The South Asian community has been calling for more diligence in policing what they see as a growing number of bias crimes against them.

According to a press release from State Sen. Jeff Klein's office, a new security camera has been installed in Keane Square in Pelham Bay to help deter crime and loitering there.


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