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The Brian Lehrer Show

Manhattan DA on the Harlem Raids

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance talks about the issues raised by the two raids in Harlem public housing last week and how his office will address the cases. 

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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

After Stabbings, a Neighborhood on Edge

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

WNYC

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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WNYC News

Union Says Delay Cost Officer His Life

Thursday, May 29, 2014

WNYC

When firefighters arrived to put out a blaze in a Coney Island high rise last month, they didn’t know two police offers lay trapped in the 13th floor hallway until it was too late. One officer died in a tragic failure to communicate.

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WNYC News

Activists Call for Investigation of NYPD Surveillance Practices

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

It's only his first week on the job, but political activists are already calling on the new Inspector General for the NYPD to investigate the department's Intelligence Division.

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WNYC News

A Roadmap to the NYPD's Priorities

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

WNYC

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says a gunshot detection technology pilot might stem gun incidents, but a City Council proposal to hire a thousand additional officers is not feasible.

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WNYC News

Cops and Cameras Not Getting Along

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

WNYC

The Civilian Complaint Review Board says there's a rising number of complaints against police who ticket or arrest videographers and photographers who use their smartphones to record police activity. But cops say the shutterbugs often interfere with police work. 

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WNYC News

It's Now Less Dangerous to Carry a Condom in Your Pocket

Monday, May 12, 2014

WNYC

The NYPD will no longer confiscate condoms as evidence from suspected sex workers.

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WNYC News

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Call for Leniency

Monday, May 12, 2014

Dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters took to the steps of City Hall on Monday, demanding leniency for fellow protester Cecily McMillan. Last week, McMillan, 25, was found guilty of assaulting a police officer, a felony crime.

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The Takeaway

NYPD Uses Jails to Recruit Muslim Informants

Monday, May 12, 2014

According to documents obtained by our partner The New York Times, a team of NYPD detectives have been going through the city's jails looking for Muslim immigrants in order to turn them into informants.

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WNYC News

One Mother, an Anti-Violence Expert and a Recipe to Lower the Body Count

Monday, May 12, 2014

WNYC

Brunilda Rivera has been on a mission to keep her 17-year-old son safe, ever since he was assaulted in a nearby park in February.

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WNYC News

Local Muslims React to Ongoing NYPD Counter-Terrorism Tactic

Sunday, May 11, 2014

A report in the New York Times says a police unit seeks to use jailed Muslims as informants.

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WNYC News

NYPD Includes Officers that Died of 9/11 Illnesses on Wall of Heroes

Friday, May 09, 2014

The NYPD is honoring officers who died of 9/11 related illnesses by including their names in its Wall of Heroes at NYPD headquarters on a new plaque. 

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The Takeaway

Can You Trust the Cops?

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Protesters plan to crowd a city council meeting scheduled for Thursday to voice their complaints against the Albuquerque Police Department in the wake of several police killings that have caused outrage.

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WNYC News

Six Indicted After Single Largest Illegal Gun Buy in the City

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

WNYC

Six people have been indicted on more than 500 separate charges for allegedly transporting and selling firearms to undercover police officers.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Bratton: We Don't Need 1,000 New Cops

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Police Commissioner talks about changing stop-and-frisk, why he wants to crack down on graffiti, and why "politics is a big part of any police commissioner’s life.” 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Building and Preserving

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Police Commissioner William Bratton talks about returning to New York and how he’s changing the department. Film accompanist Ben Model and film historian Steve Massa discuss a newly restored series of silent slapstick comedies that haven’t been publicly available for 97 years. Swoosie Kurtz looks back at her life and acting career. Architect James Stewart Polshek talks about his work, which includes the Rose Center at the American Museum of Natural History.

WNYC News

With Crime Rising in Public Housing, NYPD Posts Stats

Monday, April 28, 2014

WNYC

Police say domestic violence is a leading factor.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Progressives: More Cops, Please

Friday, April 25, 2014

Vanessa Gibson, Bronx City Council Member (District 16) and chair of the Public Safety Committee, supports Speaker Mark-Viverito's proposal to add 1,000 police officers to the budget, a move resisted by Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Bratton.

 

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WNYC News

Bed-Stuy Residents React to #MyNYPD Twitter Fail

Thursday, April 24, 2014

When the city's police department asked Twitter users to post pictures of themselves with officers — and instead of posting smiling tourist pictures, users tweeted out photos of police officers tussling with protesters — Bed-Stuy residents weren't surprised.

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