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Friday, December 28, 2007

In his book Snitch: Informants, Cooperators and the Corruption of Justice, author Ethan Brown offers a different way to look at the “Stop Snitchin’” movement. He says it’s not so much about protecting criminals from the police, it’s more about safety from thugs who snitch on others...then terrorize the streets with impunity. Also, your neighborhood heroes of 2007, and when “starchitects” put form over function.

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Ethan Brown

Celebrating New York's Unsung Heroes

Every year Errol Louis, columnist for the Daily News, chooses a community activists he feels should be lauded for their work. Today he is joined by Melvin Blackman, creator of Urban Drug Recovery program and author of Self-Published, Urban Suicide: The Enemy We Choose Not to See, Omar Freilla, founder, ...

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Architectural Nonsense

John Silber, former president of Boston University and author Architecture of the Absurd: How "Genius" Disfigured a Practical Art (Quantuck Lane, 2007) thinks “starchitects” lean towards form and away from function.

Architecture of the Absurd is available for purchase at Amazon.com

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Ethan Brown, journalist and author, Snitch: Informants, Cooperators and the Corruption of Justice (Public Affairs), discusses the culture of hiding information on urban streets.

Snitch is available for purchase at Amazon.com

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Reaction from Brooklyn

Mohammad Razvi, executive director of COPO (Council of Pakistan Organization), a nonprofit organization in New York City, serving the South Asian community, talks about the reaction to Benazir Bhutto's assassination here in New York.

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