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PRI's The World

Texas volunteers help Central American migrants during their first hours of freedom on US soil

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Some migrant families with young children detained shortly after arriving from Central America are sent to live with relatives in the US as they await their date in court. That transition — suddenly being released — can be frightening and overwhelming. But there is one effort in McAllen, Texas, to help these migrants during their first few minutes on US soil.

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PRI's The World

For some Texans on the border, more walls and patrols won't solve the immigration crisis

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Conservative politicians in Washington are renewing calls for more security along the US-Mexico border as the best way to stop the flow of migrant children into the US. But some Texans think the border is far too militarized already ... and the money would be better spent on immigrant services.

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PRI's The World

Trapped in Texas: Tens of thousands of immigrants are stuck in the borderlands

Monday, August 11, 2014

Remember that movie with Tom Hanks when he was trapped in an airport without proper documentation? For tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants, they’re not trapped in an airport, they’re confined within a small swath of land in southeast Texas along the Mexican border.

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WNYC News

The Lure of Gang Life, and the Escape Route

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

The NYPD says gang activity may have been the cause of a 1-year-old baby's shooting death in Brownsville, Brooklyn over the weekend. It's the precinct with one of the highest crime rates in the city. For some area residents, it's a constant challenge to prevent their children from being drawn into gang life.

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WNYC News

Baby Slain in Stroller, Pols Reflect on City Policing

Monday, September 02, 2013

WNYC

As New York City police are investigating the shooting death of one-year-old Antiq Hennis -- who was killed in his stroller while on a walk with his parents Sunday evening -- city politicians are using the tragedy to debate the city’s policing tactics.

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WNYC News

Brownsville Reacts to Stop-and-Frisk Ruling

Monday, August 12, 2013

WNYC's Arun Venugopal visited a four-block area in Brownsville, Brooklyn, that WNYC has identified as having the greatest number of stop-and-frisks. He talked to residents there about the federal court decision that ruled stop-and-frisk unconstitutional.

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WNYC News

In High-Crime Brownsville, Albany Debate on Guns Feels Long Overdue

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

In Brownsville, Brooklyn, the neighborhood with some of the highest crime rates in the city, news of impending state gun legislation is met with tepid optimism.

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WNYC News

Brownsville Anti-Violence Project Gets a Federal Boost

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Officials from the U.S. Department of Justice, the NYPD and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office announced a $600,000 grant to combat violent crimes in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn on Tuesday.

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WNYC News

Shootings in the City: A Tale of Two Neighborhoods

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Two neighborhoods are still reeling from two fatal shootings on Friday. A gunman opened fired near the Empire State Building, leaving nine injured and two dead, including the shooter. A few hours earlier, a 13-year-old boy had become the latest child shooting victim when he was killed a few blocks away from his Brownsville home. Midtown Manhattan and Brownsville, Brooklyn: neighborhoods that have had vastly different experiences with gun violence.

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WNYC News

Brownsville Teen Mourned

Friday, August 24, 2012

WNYC

Relatives and friends of a 13-year-old boy who was shot and killed on Friday, held an evening candlelight vigil at the intersection of Tapscott and Blake Avenue in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn where he was gunned down.

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WNYC News

Arrests Made in Brownsville Shooting That Wounded 6

Friday, August 03, 2012

Police have arrested two 19-year-olds for allegedly shooting out of a Volkswagen Jetta in Brownsville, Brooklyn, last weekend and injuring six people, including a 2-year-old.

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WNYC News

6 Wounded in Brownsville Shooting

Monday, July 30, 2012

Six people, including two children, were wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn Sunday evening.

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Schoolbook

Brownsville Parents Ask Chancellor to Spare Their Schools From Closing

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

At a town hall meeting in Brownsville, Brooklyn, Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott heard from angry parents and teachers who worry that three schools in their district could be closed for poor performance. They urged him to instead put more resources into the schools, and said a recent shooting in the neighborhood was a reminder that their community is in crisis.

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WNYC News

Brownsville Parents Urge Chancellor Not to Close Their Schools

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

With fresh concerns that the city will close three of their schools for poor performance, more than 100 parents and teachers turned out for a town meeting in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn, Wednesday night, with Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott.

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WNYC News

Teen Confesses to Fatally Shooting Brooklyn Mom: Cops

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A teen was arrested in connection to the shooting death of a Brooklyn mother outside a Brownsville school last week in what police said was a gang-related incident.

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WNYC News

'Hero' Mom Gunned Down Outside School Was Loving, Down to Earth

Monday, October 24, 2011

Zurana Horton, a 34-year-old mother of 12 who was shot dead in the Brownsville, Brooklyn, last week was remembered as a kind and generous friend and neighbor on Monday. Reverend Al Sharpton and other community leaders said Horton's death was a reminder that more needed to be done to end gun violence.

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WNYC News

What Tougher State Exams Mean for Test Prep in Brownsville

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Teachers and principals have been feeling tremendous pressure to raise scores on elementary and middle school state exams – especially since the pass rate fell dramatically last year. At PS-IS 327 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, teachers and students were well aware of the importance of this year's test.

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WNYC News

'Something Is Wrong': Brownsville Mourns 11 Shootings in 15 Days

Saturday, July 24, 2010

In a little over two weeks, 11 people have been shot in Brownsville, Brooklyn, including a 15-year-old boy named Tyquan Jamison. He died from a single bullet wound last Monday. WNYC's Kathleen Horan visited the East New York community where, for many, living with the threat of violence has become a way of life.

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The Takeaway

Looking at Hurricane Alex from Brownsville, Texas

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hurricane Alex is expected to hit land in the next 24 hours, and we've been monitoring the situation all morning. Earlier this morning, we checked in with a seafood wholesaler in Louisiana, and now we turn our focus to Texas, where everything's bigger, even the winds. 110 mph winds are ripping through Brownsville, Texas, sending some residents fleeing while others prepare storm shelters. We speak with Brownsville Mayor Pat Ahumada, who is confident his town will weather the storm.

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WNYC News

Today in History: Robert Moses

Friday, March 20, 2009

Robert Moses

On March 20, 1955, Robert Moses, master builder and commissioner, joins in a dedication of the Brownsville Boys Club, offering his views on juvenile delinquency and the need for cooperations among city agencies.

'This is a significant occasion, it ...

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