[identity profile] x-otoxic.livejournal.com
(1/3) I remember the name Hanrahan now! He's the guy building the new condos near my house in Brooklyn
(2/3) Googled a bit and found he's building lots of apartments around the city, mostly Ft Greene, District X and Harlem
(3/3) Why would he have dirty cops selling weapons to FOH tho???
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Following four weeks of protests, sit-ins, and rallies, New York City mayor Bill DeBlasio, NYPD chief of police James O’Neill, and select members of the New York City Council have agreed to meet with mutant activists.

This massive unrest was caused by the acquittal of officer Raymond McCoffer for the shooting deaths of two mutants in District X, Raymond Ferrero and John Redden. Following in the footsteps of movements like Black Lives Matter, mutant activists and their allies took to the streets to protest what they claim is an anti-mutant bias within law enforcement and the justice system.

Public opinion polls vary and have swayed over time. While many NYC residents at least weakly supported the initial protests, opposition rose after the murders of McCoffer and his wife and several other people associated with the trial, apparently revenge killings.

Mutant activists swiftly condemned the murders and denied any involvement or knowledge.

A spokesperson for the grassroots organization Mutant Rights League expressed cautious optimism for this meeting. They have provided Mayor DeBlaiso with a list of 20 demands, along with proposals for solutions, that they say will improve public safety and community trust in the police.

Whether anything comes of this meeting remains to be seen.
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Someone attacked Foggy. He's safe and pissed as hell, but can you look into this with me?
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The NYPD announced today that a single killer may be responsible for five recent homicides in Manhattan. Ballistics reports showed that the bullets that killed each victim were fired from the same gun.

Former NYPD officer Raymond McCoffer and wife Linda were shot in their home two weeks ago. McCoffer was the defendant in a widely publicized murder trial of two mutant men while he was on duty. He was found not guilty, a verdict that spawned several protests and clashes between activists and police. The judge of that trial, Alton Fink, was found dead in his home one week later, also dead from gunfire. Sandra Williams, a key defense witness whose testimony legal experts say may have been prejudicial but was allowed anyway, was also killed in her home three days ago. The most recent victim was Sam Colburn, a member of the jury, who was found shot in the head and then hanged in a Chelsea alley.

“These gruesome murders are an attack on the whole city,” said NYPD chief of police James O’Neill. “And furthermore, they are an assault on our democracy and justice system. It is appalling and unconscionable that someone would decide murder is an appropriate response to a verdict they don’t like.”

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New York, NY — New York City Criminal Court judge Alton Fink was found dead in his home yesterday. Authorities are treating this as a homicide investigation. No further details have been provided.

However, sources say that Judge Fink’s death may be related to last week’s murders of Raymond and Linda McCoffer, a former NYPD officer and his wife, who were also killed in their home. Raymond McCoffer was found not guilty on two counts of murder for the shooting deaths of two mutants, and Fink was the judge on that trial. One source said these may be revenge killings.

Judge Fink was appointed to the bench by Rudy Giuliani in 1999 and was re-appointed by Michael Bloomberg in 2009. He was known for a hard stance on criminals, often supporting maximum penalties. This made him a controversial figure, particularly in the African American and Latino communities, who claimed such severe punishment disproportionately affected black and Hispanic criminals. However, he was praised by law enforcement and his peers, who point to what they claim to be a significant drop in recidivism in his jurisdiction. Many activists challenge this claim.

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New York, NY — Former NYPD officer Raymond McCoffer and wife Linda were shot to death in their Parkchester apartment, and Raymond McCoffer’s corpse dismembered, according to NYPD chief of police James O’Neill. The victims were discovered last night by their superintendent, who responded after receiving calls of concern from other tenants.

McCoffer was a 7-year veteran of the NYPD before being dismissed in light of criminal charges in the shooting deaths of two mutant men last January, Ramirez Ferrero and John Redden. A jury found him not guilty of murder, which has led to several protests by activists and scuffles with police.

Chief O’Neill reported that McCoffer had received several death threats in the weeks after his trial. The NYPD is investigating all leads.

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New York, NY — Over one hundred demonstrators have taken to the streets to protest a Manhattan jury’s verdict that found NYPD officer Raymond McCoffer not guilty of murder and several other counts of misconduct in the shooting deaths of two mutant men last January.


Ramirez Ferrero and John Redden were killed in the Manhattan neighborhood known to its residents as District X. According to the police report, McCoffer witnessed what appeared to be a drug deal between the two men and asked for identification. The men fled on foot, with Redden unleashing an energy burst. McCoffer opened fire in response, hitting both men, who were taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital. Redden was pronounced dead on arrival, and Ferrero did not survive surgery.


Police said both Ferrero and Redden were carrying vials of the illegal mutant power–enhancing drug hypercortisone D, known as Kick.


Mutant rights activists and other civil rights leaders expressed cautious optimism when the District Attorney’s office not only agreed to prosecute McCoffer, but also secured a grand jury indictment. Across the country, several other police officers involved in civilian shootings have either not been prosecuted at all, or the grand jury has declined to bring charges.


“We owe it to the people of this city, regardless of their genetic status, to investigate these shootings, and if appropriate, bring criminal charges,” said assistant DA Franklin Nelson, who prosecuted the case.


Nelson expressed regret for the outcome of this case, but echoed former US Attorney General Eric Holder, who said in 2014 that while the majority of police officers are good people, this shooting violated the public’s trust, and the justice system had an obligation to step in and repair that trust. Nelson further said he hopes this case will embolden other DA offices to look more closely at police misconduct and bring charges when appropriate.


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