Paper License Plates? The NYPD Has Your Number

A shutdown of motor vehicle license bureaus during the pandemic has spawned a thriving business in counterfeit plates, some of them made of paper. The New York Police Department has begun a training program to help cops identify the fake plates, which have been tied to 550 crashes.

Crime Fears Dominate New York Mayoral Race

Although most common types of crime are at record lows, an upsurge in homicides and other violent crimes has pushed law and order to the top of New Yorker’s concerns. Early voting in the city Democratic primary to choose the mayor and other top officials begins Saturday.

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Rising Crime Fuels Fear of ‘Bloody Summer’

The number of recent violent events spread across the country has many questioning whether the rising level of violence will continue to climb throughout the summer—and what that will do to communities. Some are trying to find alternatives, like summer anti-violence programs, while others are taking their frustration to the streets to demand change.

Miami Police Arrest Two, Hunt Other Suspects in Memorial Day Shootings

In the aftermath of a violent holiday weekend, Miami-area police are investigating three separate shooting incidents that left at least three dead and multiple persons injured. “This is a weekend when we should be enjoying time with loved ones, and instead we’re here mourning,” says Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.

Cities Fear Crime Rise Will Continue Through Summer

Officials in several cities say they are worried that the recent increases in violent crime will continue into the summer months as COVID-related shutdowns and restrictions lift. Kathy M. Sheehan, the mayor of Albany, N.Y., has asked state and federal officials for help in what she described as a “startling” increase in illegal guns.