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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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New Tech City

As Apple Releases iPhone 5, NYPD Launches Operation ID

Friday, September 21, 2012

As the iPhone 5 hit stores Friday, the NYPD asked Apple aficionados to sign up for "Operation ID," a program aimed at helping police address a recent surge in smartphone thefts.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg: Police Stats Show Drop in Murder Rate

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Despite a spate of fatal shootings that have made headlines, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city is seeing a drop in its murder rate.

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WNYC News

Man Indicted in NYC Central Park Attack

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New York City prosecutors say a grand jury has voted to indict a drifter on charges he sexually assaulted a 73-year-old birdwatcher in Central Park.

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WNYC News

Drew Peterson Convicted Of Killing His Third Wife

Thursday, September 06, 2012

The former police officer from suburban Chicago now faces a maximum 60-year prison term when he's sentenced Nov. 26. The verdict could prove controversial because it was based mainly on hearsay from his dead third wife and Peterson's fourth wife, who went missing but was never found.

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WNYC News

Crime Rises in Public Housing

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Public housing developments in Brooklyn and Queens have seen a 26 percent spike in crime over the last two years - that's according to a New York City Housing Authority document.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Crime Fiction Academy

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Jonathan Santlofer, Director at the Crime Fiction Academy, and Lawrence Block, author and Crime Fiction Academy Master Class Instructor, talk about the academy, a program at the Center for Fiction that’s dedicated to crime writing in all its forms. Jonathan Santlofer is the author of five bestselling novels, including Anatomy of Fear and The Killing Art. Lawrence Block has been writing award-winning mystery and suspense fiction for half a century, and his most recent novel is A Drop of the Hard Stuff.

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WNYC News

No Parole For Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's Killer

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The man who murdered the Beatle in 1980 has now been denied parole seven times. He's serving a sentence of 20 years to life.

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Radio from 'The Twilight Zone'

Thursday, August 23, 2012

WNYC

During his freshman year at Antioch College, Rod Serling worked as an unpaid intern at WNYC. Although his newsroom and script-writing duties kept him mostly off the air, Serling's unmistakable voice can be heard in the station's public service series Toward Return to Society, produced in cooperation with the New York City Department of Correction.

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The Takeaway

Getting in the Minds of Con-Artists

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Spending almost 10 years diving into the minds of those who have collectively carried out over a 100 Ponzi schemes, law professor Tamar Frankel wrote her findings to unfold more of the psychology of these schemers.

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On The Media

Homicide Watch

Friday, August 17, 2012

This week came news that the Homicide Watch D.C. might go on hiatus because its founder and proprietor Laura Amico has been awarded the Nieman-Berkman fellowship. Amico is attempting to keep Homicide Watch alive with a Kickstarter campaign to turn the website into a teaching lab for burgeoning crime reporters. In this interview from November, 2011 Brooke talks to Amico about the site's mission and how it works.

You can find the Homicide Watch Kickstarter campaign by following this link.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why Some Politicians Are More Dangerous than Others

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Psychiatrist and author James Gilligan explains his findings that in times of high unemployment, recession, and other forms of social and economic distress, the United States has experienced high rates of violent death, including suicide and homicide. His book Why Some Politicians Are More Dangerous than Others demonstrates why he believes that politicians and the political process, even in democratic countries, can have tragic consequences for everyone.

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WNYC News

Unsealed Documents 'Hint At The Evidence' In Colorado Shootings

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

While most materials remain sealed, those that have been made public contain a glimpse or two about the case being made against James Holmes for the attack that left 12 people dead and 58 wounded.

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WNYC News

Shooting Near Texas A&M Campus Leaves 3 Dead

Monday, August 13, 2012

Police say a man, receiving an eviction notice, opened fire leaving one police officer dead.

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WNYC News

James Holmes, Colorado Shooting Suspect, Is Mentally Ill, His Attorneys Say

Thursday, August 09, 2012

The revelation came during a court hearing into whether to unseal documents from the case.

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WNYC News

George Zimmerman Seeks 'Stand Your Ground' Hearing In Bid To Dismiss Case

Thursday, August 09, 2012

The man charged with second-degree murder in the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin will argue he was in fear for his life when they encountered each other. If a judge agrees, the case could be dismissed.

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WNYC News

After Being Shot By Police, Sikh Temple Gunman Killed Himself, FBI Says

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Surveillance video appears to show that after a police officer shot Wade Michael Page in the stomach, the gunman took his own life with a shot in the head.

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WNYC News

Seven Dead In Shooting At Sikh Temple In Wisconsin

Sunday, August 05, 2012

The attack at a temple in a Milwaukee suburb is being investigated as a "domestic terrorist-type incident," police say.

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WNYC News

Inquiry: 5 Convicted in NYC Cabbie Killing Not Guilty

Friday, August 03, 2012

A review by federal prosecutors has concluded that five people convicted in the 1995 killing of a livery cab driver in New York City were not guilty of murder.

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WNYC News

NYC, Goldman Sachs Partner Up for NYC Jail Program

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Goldman Sachs will invest almost $10 million in a new program aimed at reducing the recidivism rates of teenagers entering Rikers Island. It makes New York the first city in the nation to test "social impact bonds," which allow private investment in social service programs, which are typically funded by the government. 

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