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Police Beat: Murder, Rape up in Central Brooklyn Felony crime

Murder, Rape up in Central Brooklyn Felony crime on course to rise more than 10 percent in 2010 The two most violent crimes – murder and rape – are up sharply in the Central Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. So far this year there have been 56 reported murders […]Read More

The Tawana Brawley Case: TIMELINE From Wappinger’s Falls, NY 1987

From Wappinger’s Falls, NY 1987 to Poughkeepsie, NY 1998 1987 Nov. 24 State Trooper Scott Patterson and Part-time policeman Harry Crist take Patterson’s pickup truck to the Newburgh area. Nov. 24 – Mrs. Buxton, mother of Tawana’s boyfriend, reports that she and Tawana are followed in Newburgh by two white men in a pickup truck. […]Read More

A Detective Story: Tawana Brawley, an open case

Interview with Graham Weatherspoon, Det. NYPD, Ret. Graham Weatherspoon (center) OTP: What do you know about Tawana Brawley’s life before November, 1987? GW: I did not know her personally, but I’ve been told she was an excellent student, a cheerleader at her high school where she got eighties and nineties in class, an honor student, […]Read More