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Eugene O'Donnell

Eugene O'Donnell appears in the following:

Sunset Park and NYPD

Friday, September 26, 2014

A discussion on the video of a violent encounter in Sunset Park between NYPD officers and the pregnant mother of a suspect has sparked outrage.

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Street Arrests in America, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Why do police encounters over minor infractions escalate so quickly?

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How Brooklyn's New Marijuana Policy Will Play on the Streets

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced this week that he'll no longer prosecute low-level marijuana possession cases. But NYPD Commissioner Bratton has instructed the NYPD to continue making arrestsEugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, former police officer, and former prosecutor, discusses what this means for Brooklyn residents and law enforcement on the ground.

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Shooting At the Empire State Building

Friday, August 24, 2012

A shooting at the Empire State Building has left two people dead, including the suspect. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly speak at a press conference from the scene. Then, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice Eugene O'Donnell and Capital NY reporter Azi Paybarah react to what's known about the incident.

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The NYPD, Fighting Crime Big and Small

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang, talks about Police Commissioner Ray Kelly's "clarification" of NYPD policy regarding marijuana arrests and her earlier reporting on the controversy. And Eugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice discusses police chief Ray Kelly's 60 Minutes revelation that the NYPD can shoot down planes.

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Open Phones: Have You Been Arrested for Marijuana Possession?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Recently released figures by the New York Division of Criminal Justice Services that show a sharp increase in the numbers of arrests for marijuana possession. Have you been arrested for possessing marijuana, or know others who have? Tell us about your experience. Plus, Eugene O'Donnell, professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, former NYPD officer, and former prosecuter, discusses the current marijuana laws.

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Policing: Stats with Heart

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

In light of ongoing questions about CompStat's use in the NYPD, Eugene O'Donnell, former police officer, former prosecutor, and professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, discusses whether it's possible to balance statistics and community policing.

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Illinois to Set Standard For Sex Crimes DNA Testing

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law mandating police departments across the state to send rape kits to the Illinois State Police laboratory or an approved lab within 10 business days of acquiring the evidence. Illinois is the first state to pass such a law, which will go in to effect on October 1st. State officials hope that more and faster scrutiny of evidence will increase the number of arrests for such cases, which now stand at only 11 percent: The national average is 22 percent. Similar laws have increased arrests in other cities, including New York and Los Angeles. 

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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 ...

One Beer, But What Are the Lessons?

Friday, July 31, 2009

President Obama, Vice-President Biden, Henry Louis Gates Jr, and Sgt. James Crowley had their beer and discussion about racial profiling last night. But what are the lasting lessons? Sherrilyn Ifill civil rights lawyer, University of Maryland law professor and author of The Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching ...

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Police Cuts

Monday, February 16, 2009

Eugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, former police officer, and former prosecutor, talks about cuts in the police force.

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Crime is Movin' On Up

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Recent statistics show crime is movin’ on up to the Upper East Side, Greenwich Village, and other wealthy Manhattan neighborhoods. Senator Tom Duane of District 29 Manhattan, Eugene O’Donnell, Professor of Law and Police Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Brad Hoylman, Community Board 2 Chairman, talk ...

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Acquitted

Friday, April 25, 2008

Guests, including: Patricia Williams, professor of law at Columbia University, writes the Mad Law Professor column for The Nation magazine, Eugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, WNYC’s Arun Venugopal and Cindy Rodriguez, Richard Aborn, president of ...

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The Prosecution Rests

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Eugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Errol Louis, columnist for the Daily News, and civil rights attorney Norman Siegel talk about the latest in the trial of the officers charged in the Sean Bell shooting.

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Following Up: DNA Fingerprinting

Friday, January 18, 2008

Eugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, talks about Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to take a DNA sample from everyone who is arrested.

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Money for Nothing

Friday, December 14, 2007

Each year New York City pays tens of millions of dollars to settle civil claims against the NYPD--but do those payouts change police practices? WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly talks about his investigation. Eugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and personal ...

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Mixed Bag

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Paul Browne, Deputy Commissioner for Public Information at the NYPD talks about the Police theory behind "Operation Lucky Bag." Plus, Eugene O'Donnell, Professor at of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice responds to the program. And we speak with Carlos Alayo, a NY-based photographer who ...

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The Police and the Mentally Ill

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Eugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and former police officer, and Daily News columnist Errol Louis and Dr. Pamela Straker, president and CEO of Brooklyn CareWorks, discuss the interaction of the police ...

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Does Gang Violence = Terrorism?

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Eugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a former police officer and former prosecutor, discusses the conviction of a Bronx gang member under anti-terror laws.

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