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David L. Lewis

WNYC Metro Editor

David L. Lewis is a veteran New York City journalist with 30 years of experience in print and broadcast media. His feature-length documentary, The Pleasures of Being Out of Step, a profile of the legendary jazz writer, political columnist and civil libertarian Nat Hentoff, opens in theaters across the country in 2014. Lewis taught reporting, writing and multimedia at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism for six years. He was a producer and associate producer for correspondent Ed Bradley on 60 Minutes for five years before going independent in 2006. He was a staff writer for the New York Daily News and Gannett newspapers for 15 years, and has worked for ABC News, Time Warner cable television and various national magazines. 

David L. Lewis appears in the following:

French Jews Find Refuge — Where Else? — on the Upper West Side

Friday, January 23, 2015

Jews in France felt nervous long before the recent attacks in Paris. Many have already left, not just for Israel but also Manhattan.

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Why MetroCards Are Like Paper Towels

Thursday, January 22, 2015

WNYC
A WNYC data analysis shows that buying in bulk has its price: Riders from poor neighborhoods use more expensive fare cards.

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Black, Latino Police Groups to de Blasio: Meet Us

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

WNYC
In the midst of the noisy back-and-forth between the mayor and police unions, some voices have been conspicuously absent.

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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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Homeless Numbers Up In De Blasio's First Year

Monday, December 29, 2014

WNYC
The mayor inherited an unprecedented homelessness crisis, and he promised drastic change. But 2014 has mainly been about preventing the existing system from buckling under the strain.

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Somber Christmas At Brooklyn Shrine To Slain Cops

Thursday, December 25, 2014

WNYC
Mourners came from all over the city on Christmas Day to honor officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu at the Bedford Stuyvesant corner where they were killed by a gunman on Saturday.

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Assessing the Role of Mental Illness in Shooting Deaths of Police

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A forensic psychologist says other social factors may be more to blame.

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Mayor de Blasio Isn't the First Mayor with Police Union Problems

Monday, December 22, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio is the latest in a long line of mayors to have clashed with the police unions.

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Tensions Mount Between Mayor, Police Unions

Monday, December 15, 2014

The conflict between Mayor de Blasio and the police unions has reached a new level of tension.

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A Parole Office Grows in Brooklyn

Monday, December 15, 2014

WNYC
All of the 6,072 people on parole in Brooklyn will soon be checking in with their parole officers at a new facility on the Gowanus Canal. Opponents hope a lawsuit will block the plan.

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NYC Preps to Combat Upsurge in Immigration Fraud

Friday, December 12, 2014

Scammers are increasingly targeting immigrant New Yorkers without legal status who will apply for President Obama’s executive action.

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Resisting Arrest in Black and White

Friday, December 12, 2014

WNYC
Records show police are far more likely to file resisting arrest charges against blacks than whites — another sign of the troubled relationship between communities of color and the NYPD.

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Cops, Complaints and One Ugly Altercation Caught on Tape

Thursday, December 11, 2014

WNYC
When the NYPD beat up Nafeesah Hines’ boyfriend in her driveway, the Queens couple complained to the CCRB. Hear the cops testify — and the evidence Hines herself recorded. 

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Police Union Official: Cops in Garner Arrest Used Restraint, Not Chokehold

Saturday, December 06, 2014

WNYC
Ed Mullins, a veteran cop and the president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, describes what he sees in the video of Eric Garner's arrest. It's probably not what you see.

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Can the NYPD Spot the Abusive Cop?

Friday, December 05, 2014

WNYC
The police department pioneered the use of computer statistics to identify crime trends. But it doesn't have a system to identify problem-prone officers.

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Staten Island Grand Jury Does Not Indict in Garner Case

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

WNYC
After the decision not to indict an NYPD officer in the death of an unarmed black man, the Justice Department said it would conduct a civil rights investigation into Eric Garner's death.

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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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More New Yorkers Turn to Food Pantries

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Fewer New Yorkers are receiving food stamp benefits and are increasingly turning to food pantries and soup kitchens, according to the 2014 annual hunger survey.

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City Gears Up For Obama Action On Immigration

Thursday, November 20, 2014

WNYC
The de Blasio administration is planning a citywide campaign to help city residents take advantage of the new programs President Obama will announce Thursday.

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After 47-Second Hearing, Driver Who Ran Over 3-Year-Old Is Found ‘Not Guilty’

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WNYC
Our news analysis found that despite videotaped evidence of an SUV hitting 3-year-old Allison Liao, a judge took less than a minute to dismiss the case.
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