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Online Supersleuths

Friday, July 11, 2014

There's an estimated 40,000 unidentified human remains in the United States. When writer Deborah Halber heard this figure, she did some research and discovered a thriving community of internet sleuths who spend hours trying to attach names to these John and Jane Does. Brooke speaks to Halber about her new book, The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America’s Coldest Cases.

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WNYC News

A Pledge to Fight NYCHA Crime

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

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Mayor Bill de Blasio backs up pledge to make public housing safer with added millions in investment.

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WNYC News

NYPD "All Out" for Summer

Monday, July 07, 2014

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The NYPD is responding to an increase in shootings by deploying about 1,000 more officers this summer.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: Excessive Force, Racial Profiling, and An Infamous Crime Boss

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender!

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The Takeaway

Trying a Mobster

Friday, June 27, 2014

A new documentary on Whitey Bulger, the infamous Boston crime boss, raises more questions than answers: was he a cold-hearted killer or a neighborhood protector? Where is the line between informant and rat? 

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The Takeaway

Want to Reduce Crime? Try Paying People

Friday, June 27, 2014

With a bit of data-mining, and a bit of mentoring, a California city's anti-crime program pays people a monthly stipend to avoid dangerous behavior and stick to positive goals.The craziest part? It's working.

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On The Media

Pulp Non-Fiction

Friday, June 27, 2014

‘Tis the season to update those summer reading lists. If you’re in the mood for a certain kind of deep intrigue, you can always add some True Crimeyou know, the glossy paperbacks full of crime, punishment, and ordinary people behaving badly that decorate the supermarket checkout aisle. But don’t let those foil covers fool you, says Salon senior writer Laura Miller, much True Crime rises above mere pulp. Bob speaks to Miller about why she defends True Crime.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Map Thief

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Antiquarian map dealer E. Forbes Smiley spent years stealing valuable maps—until he was finally caught.

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State of the Re:Union

State of the Re:Union: Interior Alaska: Frontier Community

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Interior Alaska can be a forbidding place. Because of its isolation and climate, the region has long attracted people drawn to the challenges and opportunities of a wild, remote place. In this episode of State Of The Re:Union, meet a number of athletes, journalists, scientists, and activists who embody the spirit of Interior Alaska through their grit, determination, and iconoclasm.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

"We Asked the City for Help and We Got a Raid"

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

More than 40 suspects in rival groups were arrested in a huge raid at two Harlem housing projects last week, but some residents say this may actually make things worse.

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WNYC News

Emotional Farewell for Young Stabbing Victim PJ Avitto

Friday, June 06, 2014

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Hundreds of mourners packed an East New York church to remember the life of the six-year-old fatally stabbed in a public housing elevator on Sunday.

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WNYC News

Police Say They Have Stabbing Suspect in Custody

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The arrest came minutes after Mayor Bill de Blasio held a televised press conference identifying the suspect and seeking the public's help.

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WNYC News

After Stabbings, a Neighborhood on Edge

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

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Residents of the Boulevard Houses are concerned the suspect has not been caught, and angry that more hasn't been done to protect the community.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bribes, Violence and Match Fixing Taint International Soccer

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

A Singapore-based organized-crime syndicate operated brazen and widespread match fixing in international soccer games, including in the lead-up to the 2010 World Cup. Declan Hill, investigative journalist, and author of The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime, and The Insider's Guide to Match-Fixing in Footballdiscusses his investigative reporting in the New York Times.

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WNYC News

Authorities Search for Stabbing Suspect

Monday, June 02, 2014

City officials say all possible resources are being used to find the man who stabbed two young children in a Brooklyn elevator, killing a six-year-old boy.

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The Takeaway

FBI, DEA Now Required to Videotape Interrogations

Friday, May 23, 2014

Starting on July 11, 2014, agents from the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Marshals Service will be required to videotape their interrogations, with a few exceptions.  

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WNYC News

71 Arrested in Child Porn Sting

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Dozens of New Yorkers, including a Queens police officer and a Brooklyn rabbi, have been arrested in what authorities are calling the largest such operation ever in the state.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Case of the DUMBO Bar Owner Who Went on the Lam

Monday, May 19, 2014

When the owner of reBar, a DUMBO gastropub and wedding venue, disappeared two weeks ago with upwards of $150,000 in deposits, couples and employees were left in the lurch. The restaurateur has since turned himself in and paid bail but now faces up to 15 years in prison. Oren Yaniv, crime and courts reporter for The New York Daily News, discusses the murky legal issues surrounding the reBar case.

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The Takeaway

How DNA Forever Changed Forensic Science

Monday, May 19, 2014

Before developing DNA analysis, hair analysis played a key role in identifying and convicting crime suspects. But now exonerations are forcing the criminal justice system to confront the limitations of hair analysis from days past.

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WNYC News

Bailing Out Those Who Can't Make Bail

Friday, May 16, 2014

Thousands of New Yorkers get stuck behind bars for weeks, even months, because they can’t make bail of a few hundred dollars. A public defender’s office in the city came up with a novel solution.

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