Ailsa Chang

Ailsa Chang appears in the following:

Closing Arguments Begin in NYPD Officers' Rape Trial

Friday, May 13, 2011

Closing arguments are underway in the trial of two NYPD police officers charged with the rape of an East Village woman they were summoned to help.

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NYPD Officer Accused of Rape Says He Doesn’t 'Kiss and Tell'

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A New York City police officer accused of raping a woman in her East Village apartment testified Wednesday that he never told anyone about the sexual advances she allegedly made toward him because he wanted to be respectful.

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NYPD Officer in Rape Trial Says He Was Trying to Appease Accuser

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A New York City police officer charged with raping a woman in her apartment told jurors Tuesday he was only trying to calm the alleged victim down when she secretly recorded him disclosing he had used a condom.

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City Rail Systems Are Safe Despite Security Breaches, Officials Say

Monday, May 09, 2011

The city's public rail systems are safe despite two security breaches in the tunnels this weekend — including one incident in which four men infiltrated the Second Avenue subway and a second in which a man entered a PATH train tunnel at the World Trade Center and walked to New Jersey, authorities said Monday.

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Religious Leaders Expect 2011 Battle Against Gay Marriage To Be Tougher

Friday, May 06, 2011

Evangelical, Roman Catholic and Orthodox Jewish leaders are intensifying efforts to block legalization of gay marriage in Albany this summer. They say gay marriage may be harder to defeat in 2011 than it was in 2009.

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Religious Leaders Expect 2011 Battle Against Gay Marriage To Be Tougher

Friday, May 06, 2011

Evangelical, Roman Catholic and Orthodox Jewish leaders are intensifying efforts to block legalization of gay marriage in Albany this summer.  Religious leaders say gay marriage may be harder to defeat in 2011 than it was in 2009.

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Bill and Chelsea Clinton Team Up to Support Gay Marriage

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea are the latest high-profile names urging New York lawmakers to legalize gay marriage. 

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Reactions from Times Square to Bin Laden's Death

Monday, May 02, 2011

Ailsa Chang, reporter for our flagship station WNYC, talks to us about what the scene is like in Times Square this morning, following the news that U.S. forces have killed Osama Bin Laden. 

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Business Leaders Appeal to Albany to Pass Gay Marriage

Friday, April 29, 2011

Well-known business leaders in New York sent a letter Thursday night to Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders in support of gay marriage. The plea arrived just as the governor and gay rights advocates prepare a strong push for legislation this spring.

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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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Stop-and-Frisk

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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