Crime

New Warning For Saratoga Scam
No, these kinds of scams aren't new.  But, there is a new type of phone scam going around Saratoga that can be pretty convincing.
Especially when you think it's from a figure of authority.  News Channel 13 wrote about a new warning issued about a phone scam happening in Saratoga..…
Dannemora Escape Accomplice Let Out On Parole
The infamous Joyce Mitchell, who helped two inmates and murderers escape from Clinton Correctional Facility, was released from prison.
In one of the biggest news stories of the past decade, Joyce Mitchell- who was an employee of the prison- helped aid the inmates escape in a convoluted employee-gone-…
Will Bail Reform Actually Happen in New York?
Bail reform?  More criminals on the streets?  I’ve heard so many people talking about bail reform and what’s going to happen come January.
In case you haven’t heard, laws were passed earlier in the year which impact those being held after arre…
One of The Most Notorious New York Jails To Close
One of the most notorious jail complexes in New York is going to be closing.
In a vote that passed 36-13, one of New York's most infamous places will be shutting down by 2026.  As reported by the Times Union, Rikers Island Jail Complex will be shut down and replaced by four smalle…
Cuomo Wants Teamwork with Vaping and Marijuana
It has been over a week since Governor Cuomo's Executive Action ban on e-cigarette flavors.  In the past week, things haven't really settled much.
Initially people I knew reacted with a lot of passion- on support of both sides- to this ban...
More Shootings During a Week of Chaos in Capital Region Town
One Capital Region town has just had a week of what seems like relentless violence.  Now, two teens have been shot, continuing that streak of violence.
The most recent shootings of two teenagers, reported by the Times Union, adds to the list of crime in an area that has already de…
New York State Ranks One of The Top for Psychopaths
Halloween movies and thrillers may be based on the idea of a psychopath, but it turns out you don’t even need to turn to the movies.
I stumbled across an article about the U.S. states with he most psychopaths.  New York ranked pretty high on the list...
It's Now Illegal to Stage A Car Crash for Insurance in NY
This is just becoming a crime?  Because I thought fraud was already a felony.
Apparently, according to news channel 6, staging a car for insurance fraud is now a crime which can be charged as a felony.  Seems to me like this should have been a thing all along...

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