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A brand-new Glock 30, the "handgun of choice for plainclothes officers and security personnel" with "excellent out-of-box precision," ergonomic frame, and the "big bore power" of the .45 in a more compact size, costs $649 at Bass Pro Shops. And this Saturday, August 27, the NYPD will buy it from you for $200 at a church in Flatbush. Obviously, a gun like this might cost much less around the corner from Bass Pro Shops, or in...
The word "data" scares a lot of people. Like who? Like me; I perceive it as an impenetrable foreign language. Thankfully, some people don't have this reaction; because data, when read correctly, can unearth clear solutions to seemingly impenetrable problems—like excessive parking tickets. Ben Wellington—author of the fascinating data-driven blog I Quant NY—is one of those people. And, recently, looking at open data from NYPD, he found that the agency had been issuing thousands of dollars in...
Time for another edition of "What the hell is the NYPD doing now?" This entry focuses on the wild threat your local laundromat possibly probably definitely poses to our national safety. Follow Matt Lubchansky on Twitter, visit his Patreon page here, or check out his store here
While hate speech, of late, has often targeted the American Muslim community, DNAinfo informs us that one determined vandal in Bed-Stuy is doing his best to bring anti-Semitic language back into the spotlight, with a message scrawled onto a young Hasidic couple's home: "Hitler Was a Hero." An NYPD spokeswoman told DNAinfo that the perpetrator began harassing the couple on Friday night, while they were observing Shabbat, by pounding on the entrance to their building and yelling profanities. The...

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