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Death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, 1st Black woman named to NY Court of Appeals

Death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, 1st Black woman named to NY Court of Appeals

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Sheila Abdus-Salaam, 65, was discovered floating in the water near 132nd Street and Hudson Parkway around 1:45 p.m., according to police sources.A pioneering judge, who became the first Muslim woman in US history to serve on the bench, was found dead Wednesday, abandoned on the Manhattan side of the Hudson River, sources said.Witnesses had spotted her fully clothed body and called 911, cops said.Sources told The Post that Abdus-Salaam, who is an associate judge of the Court of Appeals, had been reported missing from her home in Harlem earlier in the day.Her husband later identified her body. Sources said it showed no obvious signs of trauma or injuries indicating criminality or foul play, and that her death appeared to be a suicide.“Justice Sheila Abdus-Salaam was a tra
NYPD Says Crime Rates Are Drop in New York City

NYPD Says Crime Rates Are Drop in New York City

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June was the safest June for overall crime since modern statistics began with drops in murders, shootings and robberies, officials said. "New Yorkers are safer than ever," Mayor Bill de Blasio said.In the thirty months since Mayor Bill de Blasio took office and appointed William Bratton as police commissioner, New York City has experienced a significant shift in public safety. In 2014 and 2015, the New York City Police Department recorded two of the three lowest years—including the lowest—for murders since the 1950s. It has also recorded the lowest years for robbery, burglary, and auto theft since the 1960s, and the second and third lowest years for shootings since tracking began in 1994. At the same time, the NYPD has engaged in less enforcement, received fewer civilian complaints, re