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South African Paralympics Star Charged with Premeditated Murder

Friday, February 15, 2013

Oscar Pistorius, the South African running star and double amputee, has been charged with the premeditated murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

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Olympic Runner Oscar Pistorius Charged with Murder

Thursday, February 14, 2013

In a shocking crime story for an Olympic legend, double amputee South African runner Oscar Pistorious, who became the first such runner to compete in the Olympics, has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend, 30-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp. Lydia Polgreen is the Johannesburg bureau chief for our partner, The New York Times.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

On Being Stalked

Monday, February 11, 2013

Author James Lasdun chronicles his harrowing ordeal of being stalked by former student, who began trying, in her words, to “ruin him” with hate mail, online postings, and public accusations of plagiarism and sexual misconduct. He gives an account of his ordeal in Give Me Everything You Have.

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The Takeaway

Alleged Murderer Christopher Dorner Is Still at Large

Monday, February 11, 2013

A Hollywood-style manhunt has gripped the city of Los Angeles for the past several days. Christopher Dorner, a former Los Angeles police officer wanted for the murder of three people, including the daughter of a former L.A.P.D. captain, has been at large for more than four days.

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WNYC News

After Death of LES Teen, Family of 17-Year-Old Suspect Speaks Out

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

“Two kids in the wrong place at the wrong time who both lost their lives. I mean one fatally, and one to the system.”

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Patrick Radden Keefe and David Grann on crime reporting.

Monday, February 04, 2013

Patrick Radden Keefe and David Grann on crime reporting.

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Gun-Control Battle Spills Over To Super Bowl Ads

Sunday, February 03, 2013

A Super Bowl ad produced by a group backed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg uses old video of the NRA chief calling for limited background checks. The ad, which will air in some markets during the third quarter of the Super Bowl, comes amid a heated debate over guns.

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WNYC News

Trial Begins for 2 in Shooting Death of NYPD Officer

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Two men accused of shooting a New York City police officer to death in a botched Brooklyn robbery are on trial for murder.

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Mother of Boy Who Had Gun at School Arrested, Police Say

Friday, January 18, 2013

Police say they have arrested the mother of a 7-year-old Queens boy who brought a gun and ammunition to school in his backpack.

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In Harm's Way: Remembering the Life of Raphael Ward

Friday, January 18, 2013

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"I never worried about my son - I lived here all my life and never thought something like this would happen to my son," said Arlene Delgado. Her 16-year-old son, Rafael Sadonte Ward, Jr., was shot in the chest on his way to get a slice of pizza.

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The Takeaway

Re-Branding Tide in the Wake of Mass Thefts

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tide is a 1.7 billion dollar business representing a third of the liquid detergent market. And it ranks as one of the three brands that consumer say they would not give up during a recession. But this brand loyalty is now being cashed in on by criminals, who steal Tide in large quantities and sell it on the streets at far cheaper prices to raise money for the drug trade.

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WNYC News

Bronx DA Talks Stop-and-Frisk, Performance Numbers

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled that the NYPD acted unconstitutionally when making stops outside certain private apartment buildings in the Bronx. There, officers have to be interviewed before these types of cases proceed. Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson said that’s made a difference.

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NYPD Officers Shot, Wounded in Separate Incidents

Thursday, January 03, 2013

A wounded New York City police officer has left the hospital, while another two were recovering Friday, hours after being shot in separate incidents that left one suspect dead and four under arrest.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Luis Rodríguez on It Calls You Back

Monday, December 31, 2012

Luis Rodríguez tells of his journey from drug-abusing gang member to writer and activist. His memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing tells the story of Rodríguez’s attempt to start over, at 18, after his final stint in jail and nearly a decade of gang life. He describes his challenges as a father, and his difficulty leaving violence, crime, and addiction behind.

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Woman Charged with Murder in Subway Shove Death

Saturday, December 29, 2012

A woman accused of pushing a man to his death in front of a subway train was charged Saturday with murder as a hate crime.

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City's 2012 Murder Rate Set to Be Lowest on Record

Friday, December 28, 2012

New York City's murder rate is expected to hit a record low this year, and shootings are at their lowest point in at least 18 years.

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Subway Push Victim Was 46-Year Old From India, Police Say

Friday, December 28, 2012

A mumbling woman pushed a 46-year-old man to his death in front of a subway train on Thursday night, the second time this month someone has been killed in such nightmarish fashion, police said.

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Clues Sought Into Motive of Conn. School Gunman

Friday, December 14, 2012

Police say that 27 children and adults, including the gunman, were killed at shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday that sent frightened pupils into the parking lot.

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Shooting Victim May Have Been Lured to Midtown, Police Say

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Police say the victim of a brazen ambush on a midtown Manhattan sidewalk may have been lured there before the killing.

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Fatal Shooting Near Midtown Manhattan School

Monday, December 10, 2012

Authorities say a man has been fatally shot outside of a midtown Manhattan school. The suspect got away in a car driven by a second person.

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