A Black man accused of attacking women on the subway in New York City was indicted for hate crimes because prosecutors say he specifically targeted "light-skinned women" with violence.

Kenneth Thompson, Brooklyn, New York’s first African-American district attorney, died of cancer days after taking a leave of absence from his office. He was 50 years old. The New York Times reports that Thompson died at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan with his family at his side. Thompson will be remembered as a progressive […]

The Brooklyn District Attorney's office on Wednesday dropped charges against five teens who were accused of raping an 18-year-old woman in a Brooklyn, New York park, according to DNAinfo.

The manslaughter conviction of a Brooklyn woman was overturned Tuesday after the borough’s district attorney’s office investigating the crooked ex-NYPD cop behind her arrest saw issues with the case. Vanessa Gathers has been free from prison since 2007 but the conviction that once marred her record has been removed, according to CBS New York. Gathers, 58, […]