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Brigid Bergin

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Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

Who Tells the NYPD What to Do: A Q&A on Power and Police Unions

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

On paper, the NYPD is a paramilitary organization with a rigid command structure. In practice, it's more complicated. We look at how the PBA can mobilize cops to sway elected leaders.

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Politics and Power in the NYPD

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

WNYC
Recent police demonstrations and an apparent drop in arrests raise a troubling question: Who exactly is in charge of the NYPD?

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Crime Didn't Stop Overnight. Why Did Arrests?

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

After the fatal shooting of two NYPD officers, arrest numbers dropped sharply in an apparent move by cops to register their discontent. Where do policing tactics go from here?

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Broken Windows Might Be to Blame for Strife Between de Blasio, Cops

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

WNYC
As the mayor ends the era of excessive stop-and-frisk policing, his alternative strategy poses new problems for the NYPD.

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More Changes Coming to City's Flawed 911 System — Soon

Friday, January 02, 2015

WNYC
A week after WNYC aired a story about the city's 911 problems, Mayor de Blasio called for a review. Here's the story and an update on what's been done so far.

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Tension Amid Celebration at NYPD Graduation

Monday, December 29, 2014

WNYC
Mayor de Blasio received a tepid reception as he addressed hundreds of new police officers at a graduation for the New York Police Department. 

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Christie, Cuomo Veto Port Authority Reform; Politicians Howl

Sunday, December 28, 2014

WNYC
Governors Cuomo and Christie are rejecting legislators' attempts to reform the Port Authority. Instead, they are backing the recommendations of a panel they appointed.

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Police Union Blames Mayor, Protesters For Deaths Of 2 NYPD Officers

Monday, December 22, 2014

Details continue to emerge about the gunman who killed two New York City police officers in Brooklyn on Saturday. Investigators are trying to determine what drove Ismaaiyl Brinsely to those acts.

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NYPD: No Peace on Earth, No Goodwill Toward All

Monday, December 22, 2014

Beyond the headline of a ruthless cop killing lies inflamed rhetoric that rocks a city.

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De Blasio Meets Teen Inmates During First Tour of Rikers Island

Thursday, December 18, 2014

WNYC
City officials say reforms are already changing life at the problem-plagued correctional facility.

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Speaker Mark-Viverito Emerges From DeBlasio’s Shadow

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WNYC
After a year of working closely with the Mayor, Melissa Mark-Viverito shows she can speak with her own voice.  And also, down her shots. 

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De Blasio Settles with Eight Uniformed Unions

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

WNYC
Mayor de Blasio has reached the city's first labor deals with uniformed workers, including two NYPD unions.

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Council Brings Garner Protests To City Hall

Monday, December 08, 2014

WNYC
Chants of "I can't breathe" reverberated through City Hall on Monday after people across the city began protesting the grand jury decision.

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De Blasio vs. Police Union's Pat Lynch

Friday, December 05, 2014

WNYC
The head of the city's police union blasted away at the mayor for his response to the Garner case on Thursday. But de Blasio is standing firm.

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After Garner Verdict, Mayor de Blasio Consoles NYC

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

After a state grand jury decided not to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, Mayor de Blasio called it "a national moment of grief."

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Chief of Staff to NYC's First Lady Will Take Leave of Absence

Monday, November 17, 2014

WNYC
In a statement, Rachel Noerdlinger said she wants to spend more time with her son following his recent arrest.

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The City Council Speaker Has Inhaled

Thursday, November 13, 2014

WNYC
"If you are asking if I have ever smoked marijuana? Yes," said Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who favors full legalization.

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MTA Opens 'Magical' Fulton Center Transit Hub

Sunday, November 09, 2014

WNYC
Officials cut the ribbon at the soaring new station in lower Manhattan on Sunday ahead of its public debut on Monday.
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De Blasio Calls NY GOP Wins an “Aberration”

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

WNYC
New York City mayor told newly emboldened Republicans in the State Senate to challenge his progressive agenda "at their own peril."

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Embattled GOP Congressman Grimm Wins

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

WNYC
The top of the ticket may have gone for New York State’s $45 million man, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but the GOP held on.

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