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Aspiring Rapper Remembered at Wake

By Meredith Kennedy and Miranda Lin Several police officers stood guard in front of Grace Funeral Home in East New York on Wednesday afternoon as family and friends from the rap community wearing black t-shirts that read “RIP Mike Beck” gathered to pay their respects to 36-year-old artist Mike Becht, known as Mike Beck in...


US Settles with Detainees but Lawyer’s Work Continues

By Mara Zepeda Rachel Meeropol’s work is far from over. Two days after her clients, five Muslim plaintiffs held in a Brooklyn prison after 9/11, were awarded $1.26 million from the federal government, Meeropol is at work building a larger class action lawsuit. The Center for Constitutional Rights, which represents other prisoners rounded up in...


Aspiring Rapper Shot Dead Night Before Show

The night before rapper Mike Beck was scheduled to perform a Halloween show in Boston, he was shot to death on the corner of Logan Street and Belmont Avenue in East New York. Details of the Friday night shooting are still unclear.


Priest for Jayden Lenescar Ponders Innocence, Suffering

Father Andrew Struzzieri received a phone call this week from Mackenzy Lenescar, whose four-year-old son had been murdered on Oct. 23, allegedly at the hands of his mother and her companion. Would Father Andy, as he is known, conduct his son’s funeral?


Skaters Remember Fallen Friend

When up-and-coming inline skater Brian "Cozmik" Scott was murdered on Oct. 12, the skating world was rattled. His friends came together Sunday to skate in his memory and honor what he did so well.