Keeping Ourselves in Check

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A new report from the Citizens Crime Commission shows that NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau cannot live up to its responsibility to police the police department. The commission’s president, Richard Aborn, discusses why the oversight agency is failing to unearth officers’ wrongdoing—and what would improve the system. Plus: WNYC’s Ailsa Chang discusses the culture of the NYPD. And: Italy's role in the European debt crisis; Katori Hall and Kenny Leon talk about their Broadway show “Mountaintop;” population researcher Joel Cohen discusses hitting the 7 billion person mark; WNYC’s Charlie Herman on the jobs numbers; and how dictionaries are changing in the digital era.