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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, Oct. 28

Charges were dropped against a fourth suspect in the Morris Heights anti-gay attacks case. Four of the 11 suspects arrested have been indicted.(Note: there will be a "March for Dignity" today at noon at Bronx Community College in support of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered people. The march will go all the way to Osborne Street where the attacks took place.)

Police have arrested a 40-year-old man and charged him with stabbing a 17-year-old Bronx girl to death. We originally reported on this yesterday. Apparently the 17-year-old, Luzbenet Ramirez, was staying with the man arrested, Jose Mendez, and his girlfriend.

Former Giants football star Lawrence Taylor is due back in court today to face charges of statutory rape involving a 16-year Bronx girl.

Anticipating an increase in crime and hijinks, police say they'll beef up patrols in the Bronx this Halloween weekend.

Often, little pranks like throwing eggs at a car can lead to tragedy, as in 1998 when a 21-year-old Bronx man was shot after confronting a group of egg throwers

Author Tom Wolfe and Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson talk about "larger-than-life" Bronx judge Burton Roberts who died Sunday.

The scene at the Riverdale stop of the Tour de Bronx.


  1. I guess Judge Roberts' nephew thought the parking story at Yankee Stadium was a sweet and endearing remembrance. It just made me angry at culture of overly-entitled politicians we have in our borough. A judge who thought he was above the law...ugh.

  2. This is probably not the day to make this point and I'm sorry for that. But this needs to be said: Burton Roberts was the defense attorney who got the Diallo case moved to Albany, a despicable thing to do. I'm sorry for his loss and yes, he did make many important contributions to our borough, but this was one case where he was reponsible for a terrible injustice. If his clients felt that they couldn't get a fair trial in the Bronx (a debatable point, for sure) there are many other places it could have been held instead of the known-to-be cop-friendly Albany. In essence, Roberts was gaming the system he helped create. I, for one, have a hard time forgiving him for that.


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