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  • 50 Cent's Old 'Hood: Rochdale Village Remembers the Days of Crack

    50 Cent's Old 'Hood: Rochdale Village Remembers the Days of Crack
    Rochdale Village in South Queens was the place where the guy formerly known as Curtis Jackson started selling crack cocaine, when he was just 12 years old.  It's the place where he got busted as a teenager, before he was sent to a correctional "boot camp".  It's also the place that provided this future rap star-- who changed his name to 50 Cent-- with the stories for some of his famous songs.
  • Family Wants Parole Denied For Men Who Murdered NYPD Cop In 1988

    Family Wants Parole Denied For Men Who Murdered NYPD Cop In 1988
    Police Officer Edward Byrne was murdered in 1988 while he guarded the house of a witness in a drug case in South Jamaica, Queens. Byrne was a rookie officer five days into his 22nd birthday. Byrne's killers walked up to his car and shot him five times in...

    SBA Pres. On Why Cops Killers Should Be Denied Parole

    SBA Pres. On Why Cops Killers Should Be Denied Parole
    In 1988, Rookie NYPD officer Edward Byrne was assassinated by four men in South Jamaica, Queens. Byrne was murdered for $8,000 in retaliation for the recent arrest of a drug boss Howard "Pappy" Mason. The four convicted murderers are now up for parole....

    Police Widow Knows Recurring Pain of Parole Hearings for Husband's Killers

    Police Widow Knows Recurring Pain of Parole Hearings for Husband's Killers
    Diane Piagentini is in her 60’s now, but she recently recalled the pain of losing her young husband 41 years ago, when Police Officer, Joseph Piagentini, was executed with his partner, Waverly Jones, on May 21st, 1971 in Harlem. “They were...

    Shaken Baby Remains In Grave Condition; Mom Facing Charges

    Shaken Baby Remains In Grave Condition; Mom Facing Charges
    A Queens mom is in police custody after she allegedly shook her 7-month-old baby -- nearly killing the infant -- just to make her stop crying, PIX 11 News has learned. Authorities say the incident occurred Saturday night while Nyemah Nickens, 20, was...