Tag: New York City

On-duty NYPD officers 'handcuffed 18-year-old girl, took her to deserted spot and raped her...

An 18-year-old girl says two NYPD officers raped her after arresting her, according to reports... Two detectives and their supervisor have been stripped of their badges and guns while the NYPD Internal Affairs’ Bureau’s investigation is ongoing, according to the New York Daily News. The young woman said in a statement: “I’m completely brutalized by the rape. Now every time I see any police, I’m in a panic.” She says she was driving in the Coney Island area of New York with two friends, when they were pulled over by police on suspicion of possessing illegal substances. According to her attorney, Michael David, she was handcuffed and driven by the police officers to a secluded spot where they forced her to perform sex acts on them. The young woman says she sought treatment in a New York hospital after the incident, which took place in September. The officers in question did not deny the sexual acts occurred, but both claimed they were consensual, according to the New York Daily News. “We’re aware of the allegations, and Internal Affairs is conducting an investigation into certain members of Brooklyn South narcotics,” a spokesperson for the New York Police Department said.

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Rapper DMX ordered confined to home on tax fraud charges

Rapper DMX was ordered confined to his suburban New York City home Friday by a judge who said he repeatedly violated bail conditions on tax fraud charges. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff also said the rapper must wear an electronic bracelet and ask his permission at least a week in advance if he wants to travel. "A very strong argument could be made for keeping him in jail," Rakoff said, but he added that judicial authorities are sometimes too quick in the United States to incarcerate people before trial. The judge described several times DMX has been convicted of drug or gun possession crimes since 2002 but said he has largely avoided jail time and maybe only learned that "he's free to thumb his nose at the court" and Pretrial Services officers because he knows that his lawyer, Murray Richman, will always get him out of trouble. Rakoff said he was told DMX, 46, traveled to St. Louis and Chicago without permission and tested positive for cocaine since his arrest last month. The judge said DMX then rejected a Pretrial Services officer's offer of drug treatment, telling the officer he would remain drug-free on his own. In subsequent tests, he also tested positive for marijuana and opiates, the judge said. "The violations are very troubling," the judge said. "In addition, it sounds like he's a liar." DMX's lawyer demurred and said the drug tests weren't telling the whole story. "He's a very rational, decent, human being," Richman told Rakoff. The lawyer said that drugs can linger in the body for a month even after someone stops using them and that DMX had an opiates prescription for pain relief. He also asked Rakoff to let his client remain free so he can continue to perform and support his 15 children. DMX, whose given name is Earl Simmons, hugged friends outside the courtroom and called it a "blessing" that he was free as he walked away from the courthouse to a hot dog stand, where he ate a hot dog and posed for pictures. When he was asked how he would celebrate his freedom, the multiplatinum hip-hop artist said: "That's a celebration right there. Just being in there and being able to walk out." Prosecutors say DMX owes $1.7 million in taxes. They say he moved hundreds of thousands of dollars in music royalty income into his managers' bank accounts, letting them pay him in cash so he could hide it from the Internal Revenue Service. He has pleaded not guilty and declined to comment on the charges outside court Friday. His songs include the 2003 hit "X Gon' Give it to Ya."

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Jennifer Lopez May Have Found the Comfiest Nike Sneakers........

When almost every single review for a pair of sneakers mentions how comfortable they are, you know you're on to something good. For a workout in New York City on Tuesday, Jennifer Lopez opted for Nike's Air Presto Sneakers ($120), which happen to have the best reviews on Nordstrom's website. Just how good are they, you might ask? "I own a bunch of Nike and Adidas sneakers but these by far are the comfiest pair I own," one reviewer wrote. Other shoppers concur, calling the shoes "so chic and comfortable, yet practical and durable," and "super cute and comfortable." In fact, we actually lost count at how many Nordstrom reviews mentioned the shoes' comfort factor. Still need convincing? Don't take their word for it—scroll down to shop them for yourself and get ready to feel like you're walking on a cloud.

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