Threats of Immediate Force to be Judged on Totality of the Circumstances to Prove Robbery

In People v Villanueva, 2017 NY Slip Op 01299, the First Department affirmed the defendant’s conviction for Robbery in the Second Degree even though the threat of force was to be inflicted by another party in the future should the victim refuse to comply. In Villanueva, the defendant – Carolina Villanueva – was arrested and charged with her co-defendant Ruby

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Flight by One Member of a Group Does not Raise Suspicion for the Rest of the Group

in People v Thompson, 2015 NY Slip Op 03605, the First Department reversed the defendant’s conviction and dismissed the indictment against the defendant. In Thompson, the defendant – Latiff Thompson – was arrested and charged with gun possession, and after trial he was sentenced to 12 years in prison. The facts of the case are pretty straight forward. The arresting

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Crime Continues to Drop City Wide in New York City

According to the most recent statistics released by the NYPD, crime continues to drop in the City of New York. Compared to the same week last year, total felonies are down by 6.07%. Murders are down by 80%, but rapes are up by 12.5%. Misdemeanor sex offenses are also up by 35.1% compared to the same week last year. Year

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