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The Brian Lehrer Show

Do Halfway Houses Work?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Pennsylvania report on recidivism shows that halfway houses do little to reduce the problem. Ann Jacobs, director of the Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, discusses their role and the impact of privately run houses. Also, Peter Cove, founder of America Works, discusses his organization's efforts to move ex-prisoners into the workforce.

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WNYC News

Kimani Gray's Wake & Funeral This Weekend

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Kimani Gray, the 16-year-old who's shooting death by plain clothes police officers sparked a series of protests in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, will be laid to rest this weekend.

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WNYC News

Testimony Continues in Stop and Frisk Case

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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A federal class action lawsuit against New York City’s stop and frisk tactics continued Tuesday, with courtroom testimony from several witnesses who said they were stopped because of their race. These are charges the city has repeatedly denied, countering that such stops are based on crime statistics, not racial profiling. The case is considered the strongest yet against the NYPD policy.

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Arguments Begin in Case Challenging Stop and Frisk

Monday, March 18, 2013

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Opening statements took place Monday in the most comprehensive legal challenge to the city’s stop and frisk police to date. The federal class action civil suit said police overwhelmingly target blacks and Latinos, and that the practice is unconstitutional. The city on the other hand said stop and frisks have helped drive down crime to record lows.

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Police: Man Suspected of Upstate Shooting Spree Killed

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Authorities in upstate New York say the suspected gunman in a rampage at a car wash and a barbershop that left four people dead and two wounded has been killed by police in a shootout.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Valle Verdict and "Thought Crime"

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Daniel Engber, Slate columnist, explains the ins and outs of the so-called "cannibal cop" trial, and to what extent you can be prosecuted for your thoughts. 

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WNYC News

Senate Subcommittee To Hold Hearing on Sexual Assault in the Military

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Senate Subcommittee led by New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is hoping to shed more light on sexual assault in the military. Those testifying at the Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel on Wednesday include advocates for victims of sexual assault as well as members of the military.

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Senate Committee Approves Expanding Background Checks For Gun Sales

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The committee, controlled by Democrats, is likely to approve expanding background to private transactions and to debate a renewed assault weapons ban.

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NYC Cops Fatally Shoot Teen Who They Say was Armed

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Two police officers in New York City fatally shot a teenage boy who they said pointed a gun at them after they approached him on a Brooklyn street, authorities said.

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Suspect In New York City Hit-And-Run Surrenders To Police

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Julio Acevedo, who had eluded authorities since the crash Sunday, turned himself in at a Pennsylvania convenience store.

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Arrest Made in Crash that Killed Expectant Parents

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

A man suspected of fleeing the scene of a grisly crash in New York City that killed a pregnant woman and her husband was arrested at a convenience store in northeastern Pennsylvania on Wednesday after a friend arranged his surrender with New York authorities.

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Three Arrested In Booze Cruise Gone Bad Aboard Stolen Luxury Yacht

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

The suspects are accused of stealing the boat from a marina in Sausalito, Calif., and running it aground 20 miles south in Pacifica.

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WNYC News

Juvenile Task Force Requires Personal Touch from Police

Monday, March 04, 2013

The NYPD is trying a unique approach aimed to cut down on the number of juvenile offenders in the city by targeting those most as risk.

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Gunman in Officer's Death Sentenced to 45 Years to Life

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A man convicted of firing the shot in a botched robbery that killed a New York City police officer was sentenced Thursday to 45 years to life in prison. "When our father died, a part of us died, too," 15-year-old Corinne Figowski said.

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WNYC News

Boy, 6, Killed Crossing the Street in Harlem

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A 6-year-old boy was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer Thursday morning just blocks from his East Harlem home.

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Mastermind Of Great Train Robbery Dies

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bruce Reynolds hid out in Mexico and Canada before returning to England in 1968, where he was promptly arrested and sentenced to 25 years in jail.

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'Cannibal Cop' Trial Highlights Line Between Fantasy and Crime

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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A 28-year-old New York City police officer is on trial this week on charges he conspired to kidnap, kill and eat women. Attorneys for the so-called "Cannibal Cop" say Gilberto Valle's online musings were simply fantasies, but federal prosecutors say his actions represented a real danger.

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Freakonomics Radio

Women Are Not Men

Sunday, February 24, 2013

In many ways, the gender gap is closing. In others, not so much. And that's not always a bad thing.

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WNYC News

Dali Art Heist Offers Insight Into Murky World of Art Crime

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Greek man is facing grand larceny charges for allegedly stealing a 1949 Salvador Dali watercolor from a Manhattan art gallery.

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Four Seasons Heist Fits Jewelry Thieves' Pattern, Expert Says

Monday, February 18, 2013

Police continue their search for two men who made out with an unknown amount of jewels in a brazen smash-and-grab at the Four Seasons Hotel in midtown over the weekend.

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