Gov’t Shuts Down Rap Blogs

NEW YORK — A blogger who said he found a set of sensitive police documents in a trash can outside a police station near Times Square posted them online Friday. The documents, titled “Cobra Task Force Deployments” and stamped “law enforcement sensitive,” detail the deployment of 20 police officers. COBRA, which stands for chemical ordinance, […]

New York — Thanksgiving Day had barely begun when Kevin Hofman’s BlackBerry buzzed. It was one of the technical operators of OnSmash.com, Mr. Hofman’s popular hip-hop blog, telling him that the site had gone mysteriously blank just after midnight. “At first I thought it was hackers,” Mr. Hofman said. But within hours a notice went […]