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Chess sextet checks NYPD

Checkmate! The six chess players rounded up by a cadre of Kevlar-armored cops in November for being in an Inwood playground unaccompanied by a child had their case thrown out by a Manhattan judge yesterday -- because the cops botched the summons. The officers cited the wrong section of the Parks Department code -- charging [...]

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Chess sextet checks NYPD

Checkmate! The six chess players rounded up by a cadre of Kevlar-armored cops in November for being in an Inwood playground unaccompanied by a child had their case thrown out by a Manhattan judge yesterday -- because the cops botched the summons. The officers cited the wrong section of the Parks Department code -- charging [...]

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Judge tosses remaining charges against chess players

BY Melissa Grace DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 4:15 PM The war on chess in city parks is not over, the NYPD said Tuesday after a judge tossed charges against two men ticketed for playing the strategic board game.The victory by Yacahudah Harrison, who is homeless, and Christopher Peralta, came as civil [...]

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Chess Players Beat City

(via) Pawn takes rook, check mate! As everyone had hoped those rascally Inwood chess players were vindicated in court today when a judge threw out the NYPD's case, saying that summonses were wrong. Which—since the tickets were for being in a park after hours and were written at 2 p.m.—they were. Of course, this doesn't [...]

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Judge tosses remaining charges against chess players ticketed at Inwood Hill

BY Melissa Grace DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 4:15 PM The war on chess in city parks is not over, the NYPD said Tuesday after a judge tossed charges against two men ticketed for playing the strategic board game.The victory by Yacahudah Harrison, who is homeless, and Christopher Peralta, came as civil [...]

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