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WNYC News

Bed-Stuy Residents Wonder — Where Are the Cops?

Thursday, January 08, 2015

WNYC
In police precinct 79, where 2 officers were slain in December, the slowdown in arrests and summonses is especially stark.

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WNYC News

Protest Arrests, Theory and Reality

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Advocates say the majority are minor violations that will likely be dropped.

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WNYC News

Not Just Ferguson, Many NJ Towns Have Mostly White Police

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

WNYC
Of the 36 police officers in Plainsboro, N.J. just one is black and two are Hispanic. There are no women. Police say they are struggling to hire women and minorities. 

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WNYC News

This Is the Face of Broken Windows

Monday, September 15, 2014

WNYC
Far from a rogue cop, the officer who applied the fatal chokehold to Eric Garner was the personification of the NYPD strategy of making low-level arrests to prevent more serious crime.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Street Arrests in America, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Why do police encounters over minor infractions escalate so quickly?

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WNYC News

Blocking the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

WNYC

The city's harsh school discipline code is enforced by safety agents who work for the police department — and exacerbates tensions between police and the community they serve.

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WNYC News

A Tale of Two Heroin Arrests

Friday, June 13, 2014

WNYC

Paterson, NJ, was the place to go for affluent suburbanites looking to buy heroin. Then the undercover cops swept in. Hear how it all played out.

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WNYC News

Brooklyn DA Will Dismiss Low-Level Marijuana Cases, Report Says

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WNYC

The Brooklyn district attorney’s office will no longer prosecute people arrested for possessing small amounts of marijuana, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times. 

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New Jersey News

New Jersey Allows Non-Violent Offenders to Safely Surrender

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Hundreds of people with arrest warrants lined up in the rain in Jersey City Thursday to turn themselves in through New Jersey's "safe surrender" program. 

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The Takeaway

Supreme Court Allows Police to Collect DNA Samples After Arrests

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Yesterday, the Supreme Court upheld the practice of taking DNA samples from people arrested in felony cases, even if they are not charged. The ruling Maryland v. King was made in a 5-4 decision. On shows like Law and Order and CSI, DNA evidence is depicted as the kind of conclusive evidence that can swiftly make or break cases. In real life, however, it's a little more messy. Gregory Laskowski, a criminologist and consultant to the CBS series CSI, explains.

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Schoolbook

Task Force Urges Changes in School Discipline

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A panel of children's advocates, educators, and attorneys is urging the next New York City mayor to revamp the way many students are disciplined at school. Led by New York's former chief judge, the panel warned that students who are suspended or arrested at school are more likely to become involved in the criminal justice system down the line.

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Schoolbook

Police Release Report on School Arrests

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The city made 327 arrests at the city's schools this winter, and handed out 555 summons, according to new data released by the New York Police Department. It was a slight uptick from the 279 students arrested during the 55 school days between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011.

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Schoolbook

Sexual Misconduct Complaints Are Up, Investigator Says

Thursday, April 05, 2012

The number of complaints involving school employees accused of sexual misconduct went up 35 percent in the first three months of 2012 compared to the same period last year, Richard J. Condon, the Special Commissioner of Investigation for the New York City Schools, said in an interview with WNYC's Beth Fertig.

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Schoolbook

Five Students Arrested a Day, Police Data Show

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New figures on police activity in city schools show that in the fall, safety agents and officers arrested about five students a day. On Wednesday, advocates used this statistic to criticize the city for giving the Police Department too much control over discipline in schools.

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Schoolbook

Looking Again at Police Arrest Data

Thursday, December 22, 2011

In a video report, reaction from the New York Civil Liberties Union to a report released last month by the New York Police Department about arrests of students during a 50-day period during the summer.

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Schoolbook

Police Release Quarterly Report on School Arrests

Monday, November 28, 2011

Complying with a new city law, the New York Police Department released a quarterly report on school arrests and summonses, which showed that nearly half of the 63 students who were arrested were younger than 16. The report also showed that the police issued 182 summonses, and that the students arrested were more likely to be black and male.

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Schoolbook

More Arrests in SAT Cheating Investigation

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ten students accused of cheating on the SAT on Long Island turned themselves in, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office said, and three more arrests are expected.

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Transportation Nation

46 Commercial Drivers Hit in NY Safety Dragnet

Monday, May 09, 2011

From NY Governor Andrew Cuomo's Office:

"Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that 46 commercial drivers, including bus drivers, have been arrested in and around New York City for fraudulently obtaining multiple driver licenses using an alias. The arrests, made possible through the state's use of facial recognition technology, were part of the Governor's ongoing crackdown on bus safety that began March 17.

"The investigation and arrests, using facial recognition technology by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), were conducted by the DMV's Division of Field Investigations, the New York City Police Department Document Fraud Squad, the New York State Division of State Police, the United States Department of State Passport Unit, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Social Security Administration in cooperation with the offices of the District Attorneys in Queens, Kings, Westchester, New York, Rockland, Nassau and Bronx counties.

"Among those arrested, several were listed as "active" bus drivers, including four who are employed by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). Several of those arrested also had a high number of unanswered traffic tickets and others have open felony warrants, including deportation detainers by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Also, 19 of those arrested have or had licenses to drive taxi cabs."

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