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Kathleen Horan

Reporter, WNYC News

Kathleen Horan appears in the following:

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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Fear of Snitch Label, Witnesses Remain Silent in Teen's Unsolved Murder

Thursday, June 27, 2013

WNYC

It’s been a year today since 14-year-old Akeal Christopher was shot dead after leaving a friend’s party in Bushwick, Brooklyn — but still no arrests have been made in the case.

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Crew Members Share Why They're Drawn to Street Gangs

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

WNYC

Deandre Kelly grew up with Xavier Granville in the Beach 41st Street Houses in Far Rockaway - a cluster of public housing apartments along a desolate stretch of Queens near the shoreline. They began hanging out in elementary school, bonding over X-Box video games and basketball.

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They Babysit...Then They Leave: Mixed Reviews on Police Push After Shootings

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

WNYC

The NYPD says it's responding to the rash of violence that included 26 shootings over the weekend by saturating high-crime precincts with more officers—as well as deploying watch towers and anti-crime units.

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BK Group Sends Clergy to Unfolding Crime Scenes

Monday, June 03, 2013

WNYC

In an effort to combat the cyclical summer crime spike, a group of Flatbush Pastors are planning to deploy clergy members to shootings to help quell violence.

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In Harm's Way: Remembering the Life of D'aja Robinson

Monday, June 03, 2013

Fourteen-year-old D'aja Robinson, a giggly honor student known as “Asia,” is the first girl killed by gunfire this year — she was shot two weeks ago doing one of the most ordinary things in South Jamaica: taking a city bus.

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Closing Arguments End in Stop and Frisk Trial

Monday, May 20, 2013

Lawyers have completed closing arguments in a federal case challenging the way the NYPD has been conducting the practice of stop and frisk.

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