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Proportionate Stops?

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Your calls on Mayor Bloomberg's comments about the intersection of race and "stop and frisk." Plus Graham Rayman, staff writer for the Village Voice and author of the forthcoming The NYPD Tapes: A Shocking Story of Cops, Cover-ups, and Courage (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), discusses Mayor Bloomberg's recent comments about the proportion of stops as related to crime.

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Mayor Bloomberg Rachets Up Rhetoric as Time Runs Out

Monday, July 01, 2013

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg made headlines and ruffled feathers last week when he said whites are actually stopped and frisked disproportionately compared to other groups. He was direct, unapologetic and - to his political opponents - completely offensive. But it's not the first time Bloomberg has spoken with a sharp tongue this year.

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Bloomberg Says He'll Back Stop And Frisk Council Candidates

Monday, July 01, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday he will back City Council candidates who share his belief in the value of stop and frisk – but he stopped short of saying he would invest his own money in their campaigns.

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Explainer: The Mayor's Proposed Food Scrap Recycling Initiative

Monday, June 17, 2013

New York may be joining cities like Toronto, San Francisco and Seattle in implementing a citywide composting initiative meant to cut down on waste. Unclear on the details? Worried about what it means for you? WNYC's Amy Eddings spoke with Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway.

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Mayor Bloomberg Against the Idea of Federal Monitor

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the possible appointment of a federal monitor for the city's controversial stop-and-frisk policy could result in higher crime rates.

The U.S. Department of Justice filed papers Wednesday saying that if a federal judge ruled the NYPD's practices unconstitutional, then the DOJ would strongly endorse the use of a monitor to oversee changes at the department.

The mayor, however, said that the police department needs a clear line of authority. "No military organization or paramilitary runs where you have confusion in the command structure. You just cannot have that. Lives are on the line," he said in a question-and-answer session with reporters.

The Department of Justice would not say whether it thought the NYPD's use of stop-and-frisk was unconstitutional, but a current federal court case is evaluating the question.

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Municipal Unions Rally Against Bloomberg, Without Unity on Next Mayor

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Thousands of city workers crowded the sidewalks around City Hall at a rally on Wednesday and blasted their problems with the current mayor, Michael Bloomberg, and they unequivocally declared that they see the next mayoral election as a chance to reject the status quo.

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Mayor Details Climate Plan, Including New Neighborhood

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg is recommending that the city look into creating a new neighborhood along the East River shoreline as part of his  wide-ranging plan to get the city to prepare for climate change.

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City Offers Another Round of Sandy Repair Aid

Monday, June 03, 2013

The city launched a new program Monday designed to help homeowners, landlords and tenants still recovering from Sandy using some $648 million in federal disaster funds.

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Closing Arguments in Stop and Frisk Trial

Monday, May 20, 2013

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The trial that has put the NYPD's stop and frisk tactic under a microscope is wrapping up on Monday with closing arguments.

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Mayor Says Decline in Stops Proves Tactic Works

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

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Both the NYPD’s use of stop and frisk and crime in the city are on the decline, recent data shows.

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Bloomberg Defends Legacy with Final Budget

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's budget functioned as a rebuttal to the candidates running to replace him.

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Bloomberg Defends Police Policies

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

In a pugnacious defense of what he called a police force bombarded by politics, Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out Tuesday at critics of the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk practice and surveillance programs.

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NYC Was Next Target on Boston Bomber's Hit List

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Boston Marathon bombing suspects planned to come to New York City to conduct an attack in Times Square, the mayor said today. “New York City was next on their list of targets,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

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NYC Recycling Program Now Includes Rigid Plastics

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New York City is expanding its recycling program to include such plastic items as shampoo bottles and food containers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday.

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Kingsbridge Armory in Bronx Slated for Ice Sports Complex

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Bronx may soon be home to the world's largest indoor ice sports complex. The city plans to transform the Kingsbridge Armory into a 750,000 square-foot ice sports complex that includes nine rinks on two levels.

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Gun Control: WNYC's Full Coverage

Thursday, April 18, 2013

“Voters value NRA endorsements. The NRA represents literally millions of people around the country, and that's why they win," — Jacob Rieper, the vice president of legislative and political affairs with the New York Pistol and Rifle Association, New York’s NRA affiliate.

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Bloomberg Administration Unveils Labor Contract Demands

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

“The Bloomberg administration is prepared to settle a new contract," deputy mayor Cas Holloway as he unveiled for the first time the administration's demands to settle one of the biggest outstanding issues facing the city: labor contracts for hundreds of thousand of city employees.

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Bloomberg Rips Mayoral Hopefuls on Crime Agenda

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned that the drop in crime over the last decade shouldn't be taken for granted—especially by the candidates vying to replace him: "We don’t even know if it’s a goal, and I believe the people of this city have a right to know that their mayor will keep fighting to reduce crime. The question is whether people running for mayor believe that.”

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City's Sandy Repair Program to Wrap Up Next Week

Friday, March 22, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he expects all post-Sandy Rapid Repairs work to be finished by next week.

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Biden, Speaking in NY, Supports Assault Weapons Ban

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Relatives of shooting victims from Newtown, Conn., stood with Vice President Joe Biden as he spoke at New York's City Hall in favor of an assault weapons ban.

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