NYPD Releases Video of Suspects in Attack on Sikh Columbia Professor Dr. Prabhjot Singh

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We told you yesterday about Columbia University professor Dr. Prabhjot Singh, who was attacked and beaten by a large group of young men as he walked near 110th Street and Lennox Avenue in Harlem. Singh was unable to remember much about his attackers, except that they were mostly African-American, and many of them were on bikes. Now, the NYPD is seeking the public's help in identifying the suspects, and has released a surveillance video of them, taken near the northeastern corner of Central Park.

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New York City's Bus Drivers Are Extremely Tired of Being Punched and Stabbed

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Bus operator Clarence Jackson, who was slashed July 3 in the Bronx
It's really not that hard to pay your fare, sit in your seat, and let the bus operator take you where you want to go. Yet in recent weeks, a number of New Yorkers have made different, more dickish choices, like stabbing the driver of a Bx41 in the hand with a pocket knife. Or punching the driver of an M14 in the face, stealing her purse, and running away.

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Lara Logan: The Rape Question, and a Scandalous NYPD Connection

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​After news of the vicious attack last Friday in Cairo on CBS reporter Lara Logan, the worms started crawling out of the woodwork. So far, the foremost twit on Twitter has been NYU fellow Nir Rosen, whose crassness cost him his job, as my colleague, Joe Coscarelli, notes.

But all this sneering crap from creepy-crawlies like Rosen and right-wing nut Debbie Schlussel still obscures the question: What exactly happened to Lara Logan?

After I posted that question earlier this morning, in light of the Post's saying that sources told the paper that Logan wasn't raped, I had the following exchange with one of my Facebook friends, who wrote me:

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Teen Beat For Pretending To Be "Hard" on Facebook [VIDEO]

A video surfaced online yesterday of a teenager being beat by an adult (either his uncle or father, the video is unclear) for pretending to be gang-affiliated and being "hard." It has gone viral very quickly, achieving about one million views, 2,000 tweets and 176,000 Facebook shares in less than 24 hours. The video reveals a heavy sympathy online towards strict and abusive parenting. Link to the video after the jump.

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Wheelchair-Bound Man Totally Schools Store Robber (Video!)

Yesterday we mentioned that civilians seem to have kind of had it with crime. An East Village woman beat her attempted mugger up at an ATM; a Park Slope shopkeeper warded off his store's thief with a heavy-duty wastebasket. Now, take this group of stalwart Vancouver residents, including one who is wheelchair-bound -- who bonded together to fight off the attempted robbery of a Food Stop.

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How to Get Fired (and Arrested): Get Drunk, Shoot Up Company's Computer Server

A drunk 23-year-old mortgage company employee in Salt Lake City has followed in Steven Slater's path and gone ballistic on the job. In his case, however, no emergency evac slide was necessary. Instead, he showed up to the office drunk after going to a concert, pulled out a .45, and shot the company's $100,000 computer server to hell. Then he passed out next to his gun. Shoot-ups can be exhausting!

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Mets Suspend Francisco Rodriguez for Two Days as Punishment for Assault Arrest

The New York Mets closer known to fans as K-Rod was arrested yesterday for punching his father-in-law, Carlos Pena, at the lounge for players' families at Citi Field, and today the Mets announced his slap on the wrist: a two-day suspension without pay, which means a loss of $125,683 of Francisco Rodruguez's $11.5 million salary if the decision is not reversed, according to the Daily News. More »

Internet Week: Geeks Get Wild (With Sledgehammers) at NY Tech Meetup

New York's week long gathering of techies and cyberlebrities known as Internet Week had its biggest event this past Tuesday, NY Tech Meetup, with over 800 attendees. The event allowed eight people to demo their fresh tech product to the tech community, and while a few of them were a little over our heads, there were some great products that even the Average Internet User could get excited about. If that's not enough for you, some dude "demoed" what happens when you mix iPads with sledgehammers. A summary below.

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Crimes 'R' Us: Staten Island Kids Implicated in Teething-Toy Homicide and Spiking Jelly Sandwich with Oxycodone

Kiddie krime wave on Staten Island: Yesterday, a two-year-old boy was implicated in a homicide for bonking his infant sister with a teething toy, as the Advance reported. Now it's a three-year-old girl who slipped a couple of oxycodone pills into a jelly sandwich she shared with her little pals.

The two-year-old boy will continue to be read Goodnight Moon instead of his Miranda rights. "It's classified a homicide because of the way she died, but we're not locking up the two-year-old," a police source told the paper. The toddler, who inflicted "blunt-impact head injuries" on his sister in the tragic incident last November, will not face any charges (nor will the parent).

Now about that painkiller-and-jelly sandwich . . .

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Have You Seen These Kids Connected to Attacks on Asian Women on the Lower East Side?

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we mentioned that a group of "marauding youths" (how soon 'til Bloomberg utters the word "wilding" on this one?) is assaulting elderly Asian ladies in some nasty hate crime attacks on the Lower East Side.

The NYPD has provided us with video of youths wanted for questioning in the five assaults, which took place between March 31 and April 5 on Pitt Street, the FDR Drive, Baruch Drive, and East Broadway.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips by logging onto NYPDcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to CRIMES (274637) -- enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.