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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:

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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Rikers Reforms Aim to Curb Violence

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The New York City Department of Correction has proposed a slate of reforms designed to reduce jail violence.

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Cranes Over Buffalo

Friday, October 31, 2014

WNYC
The upstate city, which voted against Gov. Cuomo four years ago, is on the cusp of a comeback with a promised $1 billion state investment. But not everyone is feeling the glow.

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In Westchester, Cuomo Poised for a Loveless Victory

Thursday, October 30, 2014

WNYC
Gov. Cuomo and Rob Astorino are both hometown candidates for Westchester, but our news analysis finds that voters in this key bellwether county are still cranky heading to the polls.

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City Rolls Out Rent Subsidies for Homeless

Thursday, October 30, 2014

WNYC
After three years in the city's shelter system, Nicole Smith and her four kids finally received their rent subsidy. Now she's finding that many landlords won't take the voucher. 

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How Ebola Is Affecting Christie and Cuomo Politically

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

There's no Hazmat suit to protect top politicians on both sides of the Hudson from Ebola's political ramifications. 

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What Our Ebola Quaratine Feels Like for One Nurse

Saturday, October 25, 2014

WNYC
Kaci Hickox, with Doctors Without Borders, detailed her ordeal as she was placed in mandatory quarantine in New Jersey, on orders from Gov. Chris Christie and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Why Won’t Morris Park Vote Already?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

WNYC
This five-block election district in the northeast Bronx has one of the highest rates of registered voters in the city. But four out of ten haven't been to the polls since 2010. 

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Cuomo, Astorino Plus Two In Buffalo Debate Tonight

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WNYC
Republican Rob Astorino will finally get to debate Gov. Cuomo, though not one-on-one, in tonight's New York gubernatorial debate. You can hear it live on WNYC at 8 p.m.

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