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TimesTalks: Crime + Punishment

August 22, 2018 Private investigator Manuel Gomez speaks regarding corruption in the NYPD in an intimate advance screening of the powerful new Hulu documentary “Crime + Punishment,” winner of a special jury award for social impact filmmaking at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Private Investigator Manuel Gomez exposes Trinitario Gang Leader.

CONCOURSE, The Bronx — A judge’s order to grant bail to an alleged gang leader may be connected to the brutal killing of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz. That’s a new angle in the story of the fight against gangs in New York City. It’s a fight that’s described in similar ways, whether the description is from […]

Teen Released on Bail After Year on Rikers Island Calls for Judicial Reform

THE BRONX — Pedro Hernandez, the Bronx teen held at Rikers Island for a year on a quarter of a million dollars bail while awaiting trial on gun charges, spoke out Thursday about his time behind bars, saying he hopes his struggle advances the bail reform cause. “Incarceration at Rikers has been incredibly difficult for […]

Crime + Punishment to Have World Premier at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION Sixteen world-premiere American documentaries that illuminate the ideas, people and events that shape the present day. Films that have premiered in this category in recent years include Chasing Coral, Life, Animated, Cartel Land and City of Gold. U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Robert Greene, Producers: Douglas Tirola, Susan Bedusa, Bennett Elliott) — An […]

2018 Sundance Docs in Focus: CRIME + PUNISHMENT

Meet the NYPD12: a group of minority whistleblower officers who risk everything to expose racially discriminatory policing practices and smash the blue wall of silence. CRIME + PUNISHMENT is a captivating and cinematic investigation into the New York Police Department’s outlawed practices of quota-driven policing and officer retaliation. Using secret recordings between officers and commanders, […]

PI Gomez found evidence proven man innocence

FORDHAM MANOR, the Bronx — Motorist Ramon Rodriguez was stopped by police four different times in the spring of last year, and one of the stops led to him being held in jail for over a week, on minor charges. Cop who drew offensive scrawl on ticket gets disciplined, all charges against arrestee dropped During […]

The People’s P.I.

Ajaya Neale has a problem. Accused of shooting a rival gang member to death, Neale faces 25 years-to-life for a crime he says the Queens District Attorney’s office is falsely pinning on him. The incident occurred in 2014 at a baseball game in a busy park in Jamaica, Queens. Neale, 29, has maintained his innocence […]

“They’re terrorizing the South Bronx,”

BELMONT, the Bronx — A 15-year-old Bronx boy whose fatal stabbing has shaken the community and spawned a hashtag, #JusticeforJunior, is being mourned as a good kid days after his slaying, while authorities hunt for the suspects they believe may be part of a gang. Police responded to a call about an assault about 11:40 […]