Joel Rose

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NYPD Commissioner Is A Man Caught In The Middle

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

The ongoing work slowdown by the NYPD puts police commissioner William Bratton in a tough spot. Bratton was hired to improve relations between the NYPD and the community, as he's credited with doing in Los Angeles. But first, he will have to ease tensions between city hall and the department's rank-and-file.


De Blasio And NYPD Commisioner Tout Lower Crime, Amid Tensions

Monday, January 05, 2015

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton are touting a decrease in almost all categories of crime in the city in 2014. The praise for the New York Police Department comes amid tensions between city hall and the NYPD's rank and file. It comes a day after hundreds of officers again turned their backs on the mayor at the funeral for one of their own.


New York Prepares For Slain Officer's Funeral

Sunday, January 04, 2015

NYPD officer Wenjian Liu will be laid to rest Sunday. Liu and his partner were killed last month. Cops from around the U.S. will attend, and questions remain about how they'll greet Mayor de Blasio.


Ebola Aid Workers Still Avoiding New York And New Jersey

Thursday, January 01, 2015

It's been months since a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Africa was quarantined by New Jersey's governor upon arrival at Newark airport. But a legacy of confusion about state travel rules remains.


De Blasio Struggles To Rebuild Trust With NYPD Rank And File

Monday, December 29, 2014

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed new graduates of the city's police academy on Monday. It was awkward timing for a mayor who's struggling to rebuild trust with the NYPD's rank and file after two officers were shot in their squad car earlier this month.


Despite De Blasio's Appeal, Protesters March In New York

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The New York mayor asked protesters to stay off the streets until two murdered police officers can be buried. But demonstrators insist there's no connection between the killings and their protests.


Mayor De Blasio Takes Heat As City Mourns Slain Police Officers

Monday, December 22, 2014

On Monday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke to an audience of police officers for the first time since the head of the city's largest police union said de Blasio had "blood on his hands" for the recent killing of two police officers.


Justice Department Sues Over Conditions At Rikers Island Jail

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Department of Justice is following through on its threat to sue the New York City over conditions at the notorious Rikers Island jail. The lawsuit announced today comes months after a scathing DOJ report that found a "culture of violence" against adolescent inmates at Rikers.


Should Special Prosecutors Investigate Killings By Police?

Monday, December 15, 2014

In New York, the state's attorney general wants the power to appoint special prosecutors in cases of killings by police. But many police officers and DAs don't like the idea.


Republicans Call Ongoing 'Bridgegate' Investigation A Political Witch-Hunt

Monday, December 08, 2014

A new report says there's no evidence that Gov. Chris Christie knew about lane closures at the George Washington Bridge in advance. But Democrats say there are still unanswered questions about what the governor knew.


New York Braces For More Demonstrations Over Eric Garner

Thursday, December 04, 2014

New York City's mayor and police commissioner tried to rebuild public trust in the police department, while allies of the Garner family promised a major march on Washington for justice reforms.


NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of November 27, 2014

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Appearing at No. 3, Wild is Cheryl Strayed's account of her solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.


Grand Jury Declines To Indict Police Officer In Chokehold Case

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A grand jury in New York City has decided not to indict a police officer for using a chokehold on a suspect who later died.


NYPD Hopes Garner Case Doesn't Trigger Ferguson-Like Violence

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A grand jury in New York could reach a decision as soon as Wednesday in the case of Eric Garner. His death caused an uproar after a video showed him being placed in a choke-hold by a NYPD officer.


Wildlife Activists Try To Save Staten Island's Wild Turkeys

Thursday, November 27, 2014

New York City doesn't sound like the ideal habitat for wild turkeys, yet dozens of them call Staten Island home. Officials want to relocate them, but their plan has had trouble getting off the ground.

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Wintry Weather Means Slow-Going For Many Holiday Travelers

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A nor'easter is likely to make a mess of roads in the Northeast on one of the busiest travel days of the year.


Half The Battle Over Net Neutrality Is Defining What It Means

Monday, November 24, 2014

President Obama's call for stronger net neutrality rules touched off a round of heated debate. Broadband companies and their allies say the plan is tantamount to "regulating the Internet" and would hurt innovation. But net neutrality advocates say otherwise.


Aid Groups See A Drop-Off In U.S. Health Volunteers To Fight Ebola

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

International aid groups say the decline in volunteers is due to quarantine restrictions imposed by New York and New Jersey.


Obama Backs Net Neutrality, Asks FCC To Regulate Internet

Monday, November 10, 2014

President Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to craft the "strongest possible rules" to protect the principle of "net neutrality".


New York City Asks Drivers To Slow Down

Friday, November 07, 2014

The speed limit on most streets in New York City officially drops to 25 mph on Friday. It may be a hard adjustment for some in a city that's not known for its patience.