A 24-year-old livery cab driver succumbed to injuries after being shot in the head by two men who had just robbed a cell phone store in Sheepshead Bay, according to police. This shooting marked the first of two murders this week involving area cab drivers. Another cabbie was shot in the stomach early New Years Day.
According to the Times, one arrest has been made in the first case.
Charles Hynes, the Brooklyn district attorney, sponsored a domestic violence symposium last week.The number of domestic violence cases in recent years has risen, said the DA. In south Brooklyn, Canarsie and Flatlands had the most domestic violence arrests, with 695 in 2007. Bensonhurst had the least, at 383 arrests. Hynes has been a strong supporter of victims of domestic violence, because his mother was abused.
Times are hard at the Salt and Sea Mission, a food pantry in Coney Island. In the past year, food prices have increased so dramatically, the supply is running out. In 19 years, the 10 volunteers, a majority of whom were once homeless, have begun to turn clients away. Or resort to giving families of four a couple of cans of soup. Click HERE for the story.