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2015

Blog Posts in 2015

  • Manhattan Supreme Court Dismisses Perjury Charges for NYPD Detective

    || 27-Mar-2015

    16-year veteran of the NYPD, Detective Said Salim, saw his perjury charges dismissed on 24 March regarding his testimony concerning a drug bust back in 2009. Salim was charged with lying to a grand jury when he searched two suspects, claiming he had probable cause after witnessing a bag of drugs fall to the ground. The prosecution alleged Salim lied about the drugs to cover up his illegal search ...
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  • Only in New York: Jewelry as a "Weapon"?

    || 5-Jan-2015

    In one recent Manhattan case, a fashionable New York photographer was arrested for the very serious sounding crime of possession of a weapon with intent to use it unlawfully against another. The "weapon": a two-fingered ring with a flat and narrow metallic bar extended across the outside of the hand which was marketed, sold and worn exclusively by the photographer as a fashion accessory. ...
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  • The Overlooked Element of "Knowing" Criminal Possession of a Loaded Firearm

    || 5-Jan-2015

    New York has some of the most restrictive gun possession laws in the United States. It is one of a handful of jurisdictions which does not grant reciprocity to any other state's valid firearm licenses. New York Penal Law Section 260.00(15) defines a firearm as "loaded" even if it is unloaded, as long as the person in possession of an unloaded firearm is also in possession of ...
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  • Dismissal of Murder Indictment

    Mid-trial dismissal of all murder charges brought by Brooklyn DA against a former FBI supervisor accused of providing a notorious Mafia informant classified information which he used to murder four people.

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