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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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WNYC News

Out-of-State Guns Used in Most NY Crimes

Monday, July 30, 2012

Federal data show most guns recovered from New York crimes last year originated in states with fewer legal restrictions, though the largest single source is still New York, where nearly 1,600 were first purchased.

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WNYC News

Court Documents: Alleged Colorado Shooter Was Seeing Psychiatrist

Friday, July 27, 2012

The alleged gunman sent a Colorado University professor a package that police seized Monday.

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WNYC News

Stories Of The Colorado Victims: Mom's Sure Her Daughter Stood Up To Gunman

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Rebecca Wingo, 32, was facing the attacker when she was shot, her mother has been told. Shirley Wygal is sure her daughter believed that "if you're going to shoot me, you're going to look at me and do it."

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As Details Emerge On Difficulty Getting Help To Victims, Colorado Funerals Begin

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The attack overwhelmed first responders' resources. The result was an "outside in" response, the Denver Post reports, during which some of the less seriously injured got treated before those who were critically wounded.

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WNYC News

Aurora Suspect: A 'Smart And Quiet Man' Who Allegedly Hid A 'Deadly Plan'

Saturday, July 21, 2012

"It appears he was a study in contrast," The Denver Post reports. The man arrested after a shooting rampage that left 12 people dead and about 58 wounded was just "Jimmy" Holmes in high school. In college, he was a top student.

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Features

'Dark Knight' Director: The Attack Is 'Devastating'

Friday, July 20, 2012

Christopher Nolan said theaters are his "home" and makes the tragedy "unbearably savage."

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WNYC News

VIDEO: 'God's Plan' Led To Deadly Encounter With Trayvon, Zimmerman Says

Thursday, July 19, 2012

While he is sorry that Trayvon Martin ended up dead, George Zimmerman says he doesn't regret anything he did the evening of Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla. And he says he won't question why it happened.

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WNYC News

Prosecutors Release New Evidence In Trayvon Martin Case

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The evidence shows officers disagreed on the extent of the injuries to George Zimmerman.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYPD and Community Policing

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Violent crime rates have risen since the summer began, and Commissioner Ray Kelly has commented that community leaders are not doing enough to curtail the spike. New York City District 45 council member Jumaane Williams (representing Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, and Canarsie in Brooklyn) and District 8 council member Melissa Mark-Viverito (representing the Upper East Side, Spanish Harlem/El Barrio/East Harlem, Manhattan Valley, part of the Upper West Side and part of Mott Haven in the Bronx) join us to discuss the issue, along with NYPD policing.

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WNYC News

Paterno, Others Slammed In Report For Failing To Protect Sandusky's Victims

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh and his team of investigators allege that the legendary football coach and other leaders at the school "failed to take any steps" for 14 years to help the young boys who were sexually abused by Jerry Sandusky.

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Features

Soho Nightclub to Reopen After Celeb Brawl

Monday, July 09, 2012

A nightclub that was shuttered after a bottle-tossing fracas sent glass flying amid famous faces has gotten back its liquor license and plans to reopen Tuesday -- with plastic cups.

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Features

Founder of Hard-Core Punk Band Charged in Assault in NYC

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Authorities say two people were stabbed and one was also bitten before a show at the New York City music venue Webster Hall.

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WNYC News

MTA Officer Stabbed in Queens

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

A man who stabbed an MTA police officer in Jamaica, Queens this morning died of gunshot wounds. MTA police officer John Barnett shot and killed Edgar Owens of the Bronx, after the man stabbed him in the left eye and ignored repeated warnings to drop a knife.

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Features

Stolen Salvador Dali Painting Mailed Back to NYC

Monday, July 02, 2012

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service says a stolen Salvador Dali painting has been mailed back to New York from Europe and intercepted at Kennedy International Airport.

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Features

NYPD: Man Swipes Dali Painting from Art Gallery

Friday, June 22, 2012

Police are looking for a man who stole a $150,000 Salvador Dali painting from a New York art gallery.

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Top Five Most Astounding Musical Instrument Thefts

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Recently, a New York flutist had a scare when her instruments went temporarily missing. It inspires this list of the most notorious musical instrument thefts ever.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Criminal or Victim?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Beth Richie, author of Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America's Prison Nation, explores the question of crime and victimhood for poor black women in abusive relationships.

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WNYC News

UPDATE: Sandusky Defense Rests; He Doesn't Testify

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Closing arguments will begin Thursday in the trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

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