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Crime Archive

September 25, 2006
The Bicycle Saboteur

Epidemic of carpet-tack attacks along the Hudson River paths.

September 18, 2006
Audio and Video: The Devil in David Berkowitz

Multimedia of David Berkowitz (a.k.a. Son of Sam).

September 18, 2006
The Letters of Son of Sam

The way the man once called Son of Sam sees it, Satan and Jesus have long been fighting for his soul. Thirty years ago, when he killed six and terrorized the city, the Devil was winning. But now Berkowitz says that Jesus has the upper hand. And a growing flock of renegade Christians believe he’s an apostle of the Lord.

August 14, 2006
An Ordinary Murder

Shot on the street. By a stranger. Over nothing. Random homicides are on the rise, and they usually start with a gun.

July 24, 2006
Bernie’s Still Got a Gun

It’s not easy to prosecute the city’s former top cop.

July 17, 2006
Nine Blocks From Home

Lifted out of working-class Brooklyn and propelled to Brearley, Wesleyan, Credit Suisse, and Condé Nast, Tiesha Sargeant was supposed to be a model of progressive social mobility. So how did she wind up back in her old neighborhood with a fatal gunshot wound to the head?

June 26, 2006
Last Seen On September 10th

A young doctor goes missing. No body, few clues. Her family believes she died a hero in the World Trade Center, but cops tell a very different story. The mystery of the 2,750th victim.

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