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Subway Platform Barriers Not Easy to Come By

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The fatal shoving of a 61-year-old man in front of a D train earlier this week is renewing calls for protective subway platform barriers. But that retrofit is far from simple.
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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Boots on The Ground in Iraq, Negotiating With Terrorists, and a True Crime Drama

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Takeaway hears from Ambassador Paul Bremer who calls for boots on the ground in Iraq, we explore America's hostage negotiation policy, and the success of the podcast Serial.

WNYC News

Rikers Reforms Aim to Curb Violence

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The New York City Department of Correction has proposed a slate of reforms designed to reduce jail violence.

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WNYC News

Transgender Women at Rikers Get Separate Housing

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Transgender women entering Rikers Island will be housed in separate facilities, in order to reduce violence.

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WNYC News

32 Indicted in Brooklyn Gang Bust

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Officials said members of the Gates Avenue Mafia face charges including attempted murder, and conspiracy to sell narcotics and guns.

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WNYC News

Citations Not Cuffs for Low-Level Pot Possession in NYC

Monday, November 10, 2014

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The new policy is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's campaign promise to reform NYPD practices that disproportionately affect blacks and Latinos.

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The Takeaway

For Some in California, That Felony is Now a Misdemeanor

Monday, November 10, 2014

With the passage of Proposition 47, about 10,000 inmates serving time in California may now be eligible to apply for a shortened sentence.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 397: Evolution of Forgiveness

Friday, October 24, 2014

Seventeen years after Darius Clark Monroe robbed a bank at gunpoint, he came to StoryCorps with David Ned, one of the customers who was in the bank during the robbery.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ira Glass & Co. Release 'Serial' Once a Week for Good Reason

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The podcast, hosted by Sarah Koenig, is a murder mystery that’s still being reported. And they thought, maybe other witnesses will come forth as the episodes come out. It's working.

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WNYC News

Three-Year-Old Girl Beaten to Death in NYC

Monday, October 20, 2014

Police found Jeida Torres unconscious and unresponsive Saturday afternoon in Bushwick.

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WNYC News

Ras Baraka's 100 Days: Less Crime, but Long Road Ahead for Newark

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

WNYC
There have been 30 homicides since Ras Baraka took office. That's nine fewer than over the same period last year. What the mayor has accomplished, and his challenges ahead. 

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WNYC News

Shootings, Murders Down in Newark, Thefts on the Rise

Thursday, October 02, 2014

WNYC
Nine fewer people have been killed in the past three months compared to the same time last year, according to the Newark police director. 

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WNYC News

Brooklyn DA Creates Hate Crimes Unit

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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The borough has seen a significant rise in hate crimes in the first 9 months of 2014.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ray Kelly Remembers the Height of NYC Crime

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In 1990 there were 2,605 murders in NYC. As part of Brian Lehrer's "25 Years in 25 Days," the former police commissioner discusses the bad old days and what's changed.

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WNYC News

Report: NY, NJ See Drop in Crime Rate, Prison Population

Friday, September 26, 2014

A new study is questioning long-held assumptions that the best way to fight crime is to get tough on sanctions and dole out longer prison sentences.

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News

Expert to Review Autopsy of Chokehold Victim

Friday, September 19, 2014

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The expert forensic pathologist who conducted an autopsy of the 18-year-old shot by a police officer in Missouri will be reviewing Eric Garner's final autopsy report.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Forensic Pathologist on Death Investigations in NYC

Monday, September 15, 2014

Dr. Judy Melinek explains her work as a New York City forensic pathologist and the fascinating world of death investigation. 

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PRI's The World

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is acquitted of murder, but could face a lesser charge

Thursday, September 11, 2014

After a long and very public trial, Oscar Pistorius will not be convicted of murder — but he could still go to prison for "culpable homicide." Many South Africans were shocked by the acquittal for murder, since Pistorius did not come off well during the trial.

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Studio 360

When Forgery Isn’t a Crime

Friday, September 05, 2014

One of the world’s most prolific art forgers was caught but will never be prosecuted, because he donated all his fakes. He spills the beans in a new documentary.

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WNYC News

Court Nixes Abuse Suit At Yeshiva University High School

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Men who claim they were abused as teenagers are barred from suing for damages.

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