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Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

Stop and Frisk's Rise Threatens Bloomberg's Crime Legacy

Monday, October 07, 2013

WNYC

You may think that stop and frisk as a political issue has been with us forever. But you'd be wrong.  It's only been two years since the issue has been a mainstream controversy — one that threatens to tarnish Mayor Michael Bloomberg's considerable positive achievements in reducing crime. This is the story of how that happened -- the next installment in our series "New York Remade: The Bloomberg Years"

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Families Displaced by Sandy Receive Last Minute Aid

Friday, October 04, 2013

WNYC

More than 100 families left homeless by Sandy who've been staying in hotels didn't get kicked out on Friday as expected.

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Bill Bratton Open to Leading NYPD Again

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

WNYC

Former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton appears to be interested in his old job.

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Council Overturns Mayoral Veto of NYPD Bills

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The City Council voted Thursday to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of two bills that increase NYPD oversight and are seen as a sharp rebuke of his administration’s policing policies – namely, the police department's use of stop and frisk.

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A Friend's Take on the City's New Police Monitor

Thursday, August 15, 2013

WNYC

Unless the city wins an appeal in its effort to block reforms to the NYPD's stop and frisk tactic, one immediate change is that an independent monitor, named by the court, will soon begin his work overseeing the department. Peter Zimroth, a litigator with the private law firm Arnold and Porter, has a long resume as an attorney.

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Policing the Police

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

WNYC

As part of the ruling in the class action lawsuit challenging the way the NYPD conducts its stop-and-frisk tactic, federal Judge Shira Scheindlin has appointed an independent monitor, 71-year-old Peter Zimroth.

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Judge Rules NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Unconstitutional

Monday, August 12, 2013

To oversee the reforms, the judge appointed an independent monitor, attorney Peter Zimroth. The judge added that "the Monitor's duties...will be no broader than necessary to end the constitutional violations in the NYPD's stop-and-frisk practices."

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Stop-and-Frisk Decision

Monday, August 12, 2013

WNYC reporter Kathleen Horan discusses this morning's decision in the stop-and-frisk case. She is joined by Samuel Walker, emeritus professor of criminal justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and author of several works on civil liberties and police oversight, including Presidents and Civil Liberties From Wilson to Obama, who testified during the trial about possible remedies.

 

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In Harm's Way: Remembering the Life of Shaaliver Douse

Monday, August 12, 2013

WNYC

Shanise Farrar has barely stopped moving since she learned her son, 14-year-old Shaaliver Douse, was killed in the Bronx by police. Early last Sunday, rookie officers said they encountered him chasing and shooting at another youth on 151st Street and he refused to drop his gun.

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National Night Out Against Crime Celebrated in the Bronx

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

WNYC
Each year, the NYPD takes part in a National Night Out Against Crime. Local 
precincts organize activities to share anti-crime information, and free food and family activities. WNYC stopped by the Grand Concourse and 181street in the Bronx for the gathering held by the 46th precinct to hear what brought people out.
Each year, NYPD precincts take part in a National Night Out Against Crime. One of them was the 46th precinct in the Bronx. Hundreds came out to the Grand Concourse and 181st Street to get the latest anti-crime information, eat free food, participate in family activities and rub elbows with neighborhood officers in a low-stress situation.

 

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Side Effects When an Officer Uses Deadly Force

Monday, August 05, 2013

WNYC

Whenever an officer is required to use force, there are unintended consequences, according to John Jay College Professor and former NYPD uniformed officer Eugene O'Donnell. He says the shooting of an armed teenager by a rookie cop in the Bronx early Sunday may be especially difficult for an inexperienced law enforcer to recover from.

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Commissioner Kelly Defends Shooting of Bronx Teen

Sunday, August 04, 2013

WNYC

The rookie officer who fatally shot an armed teenager was left without another option because Shaaliver Douse didn't drop his weapon as instructed, said Police Commissioner Ray Kelly on Sunday.

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In Harm's Way: Remembering the Life of Kamau Chandler

Friday, August 02, 2013

WNYC

Seventeen-year-old Kamau Chandler was known for his grace with physical pursuits like rowing, skiing and martial arts. His family credits him with popularizing skateboarding in the section of Coney Island where he lived. The soon- to-be high school senior was shot early on July 27 on Fulton Street after leaving a party with friends.

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As Police Bills Are Vetoed, Commissioner Defends Tactics

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

WNYC

Mayor Mike Bloomberg vetoed a pair of City Council bills proposing more police oversight on Tuesday, including one that would expand the definition of racial profiling. The veto came the same day Police Commissioner Ray Kelly defended his approach to crime fighting.

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Mixed Signals From Washington on NYC Policing

Friday, July 19, 2013

WNYC

The Obama administration this week both praised Kelly and criticized his policies.

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City Youth Say They're Walking in Trayvon's Shadow

Monday, July 15, 2013

WNYC

As the debate about the verdict in the George Zimmerman case rages on, some of the most personal conversations about the case are going on between young black men and their friends. Teens and young adults in Coney Island shared what's on their minds in the aftermath of the polarizing verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. 

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City Would Pay for Court-Ordered NYPD Monitor

Monday, July 15, 2013

WNYC

If plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the NYPD’s stop and frisk policy prevail, a likely outcome would be the appointment of an independent monitor. If so, the city will be the one footing the bill.

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NYPD Crime Stat Review Shows Need for Transparency

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

WNYC

A committee of former prosecutors, hired by the NYPD to review the way it audits crime statistics, recommends the department improve documentation and training.

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What Exactly Would an NYPD Monitor Do?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The New York City Council approved some of the most sweeping plans in years to impose new oversight over the NYPD. There were two bills passed with a veto-proof majority. One would expand the definition of racial profiling and a second would establish an inspector general with subpoena power to recommend changes to the NYPD's policies and practices.

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