Seventeen years after a man was convicted of murdering a police officer, his family is demanding a new trial, alleging that the Manhattan district attorney’s office purposely withheld evidence. Jon Adrian Velazquez has been serving time in prison for the killing of retired NYPD officer Alfred Ward in 1998. On Tuesday, Velazquez’s attorney, Robert Gottlieb, filed a motion asking for a new trial. He cited information from a police report, as well as a detective interview of an important witness.
A teenage girl was found on the ground unconscious in her underwear on a street in Queens, authorities say. Police responded to a call at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday. The 16-year-old was found unresponsive in her undergarments on 47th Avenue in Maspeth, police said. One man, Steve Bason, said he was in the area at five in the morning to pick up his car when he found the crime scene. "There was a police car with lights on and the crime scene taped around my car," he said.
A janitor was arrested and charged with secretly recording women in the bathroom at Ossining's Village Hall, authorities said. Lider E. Velez, 48, set up a recording device in a bathroom inside Village Hall on Croton Avenue, police said. Velez had been a maintenance worker at the building for 14 years.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".