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‘Mommy, come home’: Queens mother demands answers in death of son tased by NYPD cops

BY YOAV GONEN, THE CITY This article was originally published on Jul 12 at 5:25 p.m. by THE CITY Athanasia Zapantis was at her job as a home health aid on the evening of Father’s Day when her 29-year-old son called in a panic. George Zapantis, described by family members and neighbors as a gentle giant with […]

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Man grabs woman’s hair, attempts to steal her cellphone in Corona: NYPD

The NYPD is looking for a man who allegedly attempted to rob a woman in Corona this weekend. On Saturday, July 11, around 6:50 a.m., a 48-year-old woman was walking in front of 37-62 101 St. when an unidentified man bumped into her and grabbed her by the hair, according to the NYPD. The two […]

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Cops seek creep who sexually assaulted a woman on a Linden Hill street

The NYPD is looking for a creep who tried to rape a woman on a Linden Hill street corner. According to police, at 5 p.m. on July 11, a 43-year-old woman was walking on the sidewalk in the vicinity of 27th Avenue and 146th Street when she was approached from behind by an unknown man. […]

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Pro-police demonstrators clash with Black Lives Matter protesters in Bayside

A pro-police rally beginning at Crocheron Park in Bayside got off to a tense start Sunday afternoon before the “Back the Blue” protesters marched through Queens. Members of the group supporting the NYPD amidst the ongoing protests following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis PD custody in late-May clashed with members of the Black […]

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Pro-cop rallies in Brooklyn and Queens attempt to counter anti-police sentiment

Two separate rallies in Brooklyn and Queens on Saturday brought several hundred pro-police demonstrators out to show their support for the NYPD and counter the anti-cop vitriol that’s emerged in recent weeks. The Brooklyn march took place in Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge, while the Queens march occurred in the Rockaways. The only local lawmaker […]

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