Jenna Flanagan has been an Associate Producer and contributing reporter for WNYC's All Things Considered, local news since 2006. Prior to that, she worked for 3 years as a general assignment reporter for the WBGO news department and won a Garden State Association of Black Journalists award.
Indictments of Traffickers Gets Weapons off Street
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
New York, NY —
Five men accused of selling thousands of dollars of illegal weapons to undercover NYPD detectives are under indictment.
Queens District Attorney Robert Browne says the indictments will ultimately make New York safer.
BROWNE: Illegal hand guns exact a deadly toll. Last year for example in Queens, 60% of our homicides were a result of gun violence.
REPORTER: Authorities recovered 38 weapons, including sawed-off shotguns and semiautomatic pistols.
The weapons were priced anywhere from $500 to $2,400.