Ailsa Chang

Ailsa Chang appears in the following:

City Council Eases Alternate Side Parking Rules

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The City Council has voted to give New Yorkers a tiny break from alternate side parking rules.

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Stop-and-Frisk: Part Two

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang joins us to discuss part two of her report on the way NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy results in high numbers of low-level marijuana arrests.

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Alleged Illegal Searches By NYPD Rarely Challenged in Marijuana Cases

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Illegal searches are more common than people realize, but few end up getting challenged in court, law enforcement officials and defense attorneys say.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

One hundred and forty people are arrested for minor drug offenses every day in New York City. WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang reports on a WNYC investigation into whether the high rate of marijuana arrests could be connected to the City's stop-and-frisk policy - and to illegal searches by the police. 

See a map below of Stop and Frisk arrests.

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Alleged Illegal Searches by NYPD May Be Increasing Marijuana Arrests

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Police arrest 140 people every day in New York City for possessing small amounts of marijuana. It's now by far the most common misdemeanor charge in the city, and thousands of the...

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Defense Lawyers Test Alleged Victim's Memory in NYPD Rape Trial

Friday, April 15, 2011

Defense lawyers for two New York City cops charged with rape quizzed the alleged victim about the night she said she was raped on Friday in an attempt to show the jury that her memory of the evening was unreliable. The woman, who was drunk and slipped in and out of consciousness, has testified that there are parts of the night that she does not recall.


Alleged Victim Weeps Through Testimony in NYPD Rape Trial

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The woman at the center of a rape case against two New York City cops took the stand Thursday to give a tearful account of what she said happened after Officers Kenneth Moreno and Fra...

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Cops Accused of Rape Faked 911 Call to Buy Time, Prosecutors Say

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Jurors heard recordings of what prosecutors claim are one of two New York City police officers accused of raping an intoxicated woman making a false call to 911 so they could be sent back to her East Village block.


Woman Accusing NYPD Officers of Rape to Take the Stand

Monday, April 11, 2011

The woman accusing two New York City police officers of rape is expected to take the stand Monday as the prosecution's central witness.  It will be her first public appearance since the alleged December 2008 assault.


Contractor Skanska's Fraud Case Could Be Boon for Business

Friday, April 01, 2011

One of the largest construction companies in the country will cough up nearly $20 million to settle criminal allegations that it defrauded the government — but legal experts say the settlement may strengthen the ability of Skanska USA Civil Northeast, Incorporated to win more public contracts in the future.

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Former State Comptroller Hevesi Hospitalized, Says Judge

Monday, March 28, 2011

Former Comptroller Alan Hevesi, who is awaiting sentencing for trading access to the state's public pension system for money and other perks, has been hospitalized for unspecified reasons. 


First NYPD Officer Killed in Line of Duty This Year Remembered During Service

Friday, March 18, 2011

The first New York City police officer killed in the line of duty this year was honored by the city during a memorial service Friday in East Islip, Long Island.

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Two State Legislators Charged With Corruption for 'Unholy Alliance'

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Brooklyn State Senator Carl Kruger and Assemblyman William Boyland, Jr. are among eight people facing public corruption charges for what federal prosecutors in Manhattan call a wide-ranging bribery scheme based on "an unholy alliance of politicians, lobbyists and businessmen."

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Wrongful Death Suits Continue to Hit City After Blizzard Clean-Up

Monday, March 07, 2011

Spring is just around the corner, but the fallout from the city's sluggish response to last December's blizzard may be just beginning.

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City Unions Sending Reinforcements to Madison Protesters

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Public employee unions in New York City are mobilizing their members to travel to Wisconsin in a show of solidarity with the labor protests swelling in the state capital.

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NYPD Officers Praised for Daring Cliffside Cadet Rescue

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Five officers who helped rescue two West Point cadets from a 500-foot cliff in upstate New York over the weekend were honored by New York City Commissioner Ray Kelly on Tuesday, who called the mission a "daring rescue."

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Entire Long Island Crime Lab Shut Down for Error Probe

Friday, February 18, 2011

The problem-plagued crime lab in Nassau County was abruptly shuttered Friday after authorities uncovered a series of drug-testing mistakes.


Victim's Alleged Failure to Report Stalking Too Familiar, Advocates Say

Monday, February 14, 2011

Women's right advocates say the stabbing rampage that left four people dead this weekend is a chilling reminder of how dangerous it can be when stalking goes unreported.

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Jubilant New York Egyptians Flood Streets of Astoria

Friday, February 11, 2011

A wave of hundreds of Egyptians flooded on to the streets of Little Egypt in Astoria, Queens, on Friday following news that President Hosni Mubarak stepped down. Listen to Live Co...

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Newburgh Latin Kings Face New Murder Charges

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Federal prosecutors have brought new murder charges in an ongoing crackdown against members of the Latin Kings gang in Newburgh.  In an updated indictment unsealed Thursday, prosecu...

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