Al Baker

New York Times police bureau chief

Al Baker appears in the following:

Activists Say Rookie Officers Shouldn't Be Patrolling Public Housing

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The shooting of an unarmed man in an East New York public housing development has the public questioning "Operation Impact."


Group Faults Police as Overly Aggressive in Schools

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The police made 882 arrests in New York City public schools last year, according to an analysis of police data by the New York Civil Liberties Union.

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Interim Principal Named for Stuyvesant High School as Cheating Inquiry Unfolds

Monday, August 06, 2012

Jie Zhang, an educator and administrator in the New York school system for more than two decades, will take over for Stanley Teitel, who announced his retirement amid a cheating inquiry last week.

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Modest Rise in City Test Scores

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

UPDATED | The scores posted by about 440,000 students in third through eighth grade in New York City, who took state proficiency tests in April, showed that 60 percent passed the statewide math tests, compared with 57 percent last year. But fewer city students showed proficiency on the English exams, though the results improved from last year: 47 percent of students achieved proficiency compared with 44 percent in 2011, according to the state Education Department.

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71 Stuyvesant Students Accused of Cheating on Regents

Monday, July 09, 2012

Officials have identified 71 students who they said were involved in cheating during the administering of Regents exams at Stuyvesant High School last month, schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott disclosed on Monday during a radio interview. In all of those cases, the exam results will be invalidated and the students involved will have to retake the tests.

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Arbitrator Halts City’s Plan to Overhaul 24 Schools

Friday, June 29, 2012

UPDATED | An arbitrator on Friday halted a central element of the Bloomberg administration’s plans for closing and reopening 24 schools, saying its method for overhauling the staff at those institutions violated labor contracts.

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Long Island Serial Killer

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New York Times police bureau chief Al Baker talks about the ongoing investigation off Ocean Parkway near Gilgo Beach in Long Island where police have discovered the remains of ten people. Crystal DeBoise, director of social services at the Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center, joins the conversation and talks about how sex workers are often the victims of serial killers and how their place in society makes them vulnerable to violence.

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Five NYPD Officers Accused

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New York Times police bureau chief Al Baker discusses the charges against five NYPD officers in the 81st Precinct in Brooklyn of juking the stats to manipulate crime rates. 

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Safe City

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

For the second time in three years, New York will break its record for lowest homicide rate in a twelve-month period. Al Baker, New York Times police bureau chief, and Eugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, talk about the city's ...

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Cracking Down

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New York is on track for the fewest murders on record. New York Times police bureau chief Al Baker and Eugene O'Donnell, professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, explain why the number of homicides has gone down despite a bad economy. Plus, protests in Iran; contract negotiations with ...

Continuing Coverage of the New York City Bomb Plot

Thursday, May 21, 2009

New York Times' Police Bureau Chief Al Baker joins The Takeaway with an update on the unfolding terrorism story in New York City. Four men were arrested Wednesday night in what the authorities said was a plot to bomb two synagogues in the Bronx and shoot down military planes at an Air National Guard base in Newburgh, N.Y. Three of the men are American citizens. Officials say that local citizens were not at risk because the group was infiltrated by law enforcement early on, long before the plot could come to fruition.

For more, read Al Baker's article, 4 Accused of Bombing Plot at Bronx Synagogues in the New York Times.

Here Joe Demarest of the FBI discusses the arrest of the four men accused of terrorism in New York:


Mineo Update

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

New York Times reporter Al Baker updates the Michael Mineo NYPD-abuse case.

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Heightened Surveillance

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

New York law enforcement has a few initiatives in the works that would keep closer tabs on vehicles in the city. The New York Times Police Bureau Chief Al Baker gives the details.

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Who dunnit?

Friday, March 07, 2008

Al Baker, New York Times Police Headquarters Bureau Chief, and Larry McShane of the NY Daily News give us an update on the investigation surrounding the explosion at the Times Square military recruiting office early Thursday morning.

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Behind the Road-Rage Shooting

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

An off-duty officer shot a 25-year-old man after a road rage incident last weekend. We look at the details of the case and the clash of cultures behind the shooting with Al Baker, police bureau chief for the New York Times.

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