Neighborhood Watch

The Takeaway

Neighborhood Watch Members React to George Zimmerman Verdict

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Today there are more than 20,000 local neighborhood watch programs and an estimated 50,000 informal programs operating across the U.S. But while watch groups originally formed in response to crime, they are now confusingly linked to what might or might not have been an overstep on the part of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. What does the trial mean for the future of these programs? The Takeaway turns to three neighborhood crime-watch leaders for their perspective.

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Zimmerman's Lawyers Withdraw from Shooting Case

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Attorneys for a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen have withdrawn as his counsel, saying they have lost contact with him.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Neighborhood Watch

Thursday, March 22, 2012

In the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida, WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang and Robert McCrie, professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice department of security, fire, and emergency management and an expert in community policing, join us to look at the role of neighborhood watch groups and citizen law enforcement.

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