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Bratton Says Mentoring Rookie Cops Will Help Community Relationships

Friday, January 31, 2014

WNYC

As the city moves toward implementing stop and frisk reforms, one effort in particular will be altered in the coming months. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the plan includes improving a program known as Operation Impact which floods high crime neighborhoods with rookie cops.

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WNYC News

PHOTOS: How to Spot a Fake Super Bowl Ticket

Friday, January 31, 2014

Thermochromic ink, embossing and holographs: the NFL is keeping its Super Bowl tickets real.

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WNYC News

A Stop and Frisk Agreement Inspires Guarded Optimism

Thursday, January 30, 2014

WNYC

Elected officials, civil libertarians and other New Yorkers look forward as Mayor de Blasio begins making good on his promise to end stop and frisk as we know it.

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WNYC News

Beginning of the End for Stop-and-Frisk

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday delivered on his promise to reform stop-and-frisk police tactics, requesting to drop an appeal of a federal judge's order requiring reforms and reaching a deal that was praised by those who sued the city over discrimination claims.

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WNYC News

City's Plan to Drop Stop and Frisk Appeal... Still Pending

Monday, January 27, 2014

Police reform advocates say it's about time the city drop its appeal in the stop and frisk lawsuits, and they expected Mayor Bill de Blasio to do so by now.

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WNYC News

Police Release Sketch in Journalist Attack; Hate Crime Suspected

Monday, January 27, 2014

Randy Gener, 46, remains in intensive care at St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital.

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On The Media

Obama’s NSA Surveillance Orders, the Uncertain Future of Net Neutrality, and more

Friday, January 17, 2014

President Obama announces changes to the NSA's surveillance practices, the first U.S. case to consider libel on Twitter could set a precedent for defamation on social media, and a devastating blow to net neutrality.

WNYC News

Bratton: Stop and Frisk Reform Step One, Check!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

WNYC

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Wednesday evening that part of the stop and frisk "problem” has been solved since the numbers of street stops performed by the NYPD continues to plummet.

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WNYC News

9 Years On, RNC Mass Arrests Suits Settled

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

About 1,800 people were arrested during the 2004 event, and many claimed the NYPD had violated their constitutional rights by conducting unwarranted mass arrests and holding people in terrible conditions.

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WNYC News

ASPCA Gets Out of the Animal Cruelty Enforcement Business

Monday, January 06, 2014

Reporting an animal cruelty case? You should now call 311 or 911 if you see a crime taking place.

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WNYC News

At Swearing In, Bratton Promises to Promote Healing

Thursday, January 02, 2014

WNYC

Nearly 20 years after being pushed out of the NYPD by Mayor Giuliani, Bill Bratton is the top cop in New York City once again. "Who says you can't come home again," the commissioner joked.

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Transportation Nation

Your Questions Answered: How to Navigate NYC on New Year's Eve

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

WNYC

At 3pm today, the NYPD will begin opening the designated viewing areas around Times Square, where a million people are expected to gather for the celebration. Below, we answer questions about how to get around -- and what to expect. Pro tip: before you get to the standing around part, you'll probably be doing a fair amount of walking.

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WNYC News

A Look Back for Ray Kelly Before Bidding Adieu

Friday, December 27, 2013

WNYC

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly took time at his final police academy graduation on Friday to reflect on his dozen years in office under Mayor Bloomberg.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Etan Patz, Confession, and Mental Illness

Monday, December 23, 2013

In May 2012, the NYPD finally brought resolution to the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz when it announced that Pedro Hernandez had confessed to his murder. That confession has now been called into question. WNYC investigative reporter Robert Lewis and ProPublica reporter Joaquin Sapien discuss why the NYPD's failure to record Hernandez's interrogation might complicate a guilty verdict.

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WNYC News

Missing: A Boy and the Evidence Against His Accused Killer

Monday, December 23, 2013

Three decades after 6-year-old Etan Patz disappeared, police suddenly had a suspect. Then they chose not to record his interrogation, a decision that could affect their case.

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WNYC News

Bratton's Approach to Counterterrorism and Community

Monday, December 09, 2013

WNYC

Up until now, most of the discussion about Bill Bratton's résumé has been about stop and frisk. When he was tapped by mayor-elect Bill de Blasio to be police commissioner, Bratton vowed the practice would be conducted respectfully. But another focus as he returns to New York will be counter-terrorism--or more specifically, preventing another terrorist attack.

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WNYC News

In Response to Stop and Frisk Allegations, Retailers to Post a 'Customer's Bill of Rights '

Monday, December 09, 2013

A coalition of major retailers and civil rights groups have co-written a "Customer's Bill of Rights," which the Retail Council of New York said will be posted in stores this week. The goal: to ensure black shoppers won't be racially profiled for making expensive purchases.

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WNYC News

Explore New York's New Interactive Crime Map

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Police and the city's Information Technology and Telecommunications Department unveiled the new map Sunday, which lets people search and see basic data on the incidence of seven major crimes, by address, ZIP code or police precinct. What are you learning about your neighborhood? 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Bratton Learned in BOS, NYC, and LA

Friday, December 06, 2013

Three reporters who covered Bill Bratton at different stages of his career share notes on what he learned in each Boston, New York (the first time), and LA - from "talk to academics" to "win over the media."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bratton’s Record; Moreland Commission; Dinkins on Mandela

Friday, December 06, 2013

We remember Nelson Mandela with former Mayor David Dinkins. has been named as the next NYPD commissioner. Hear about his record, from Boston to Los Angeles and yes, New York city. Plus: Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice is co-chair of the Moreland Commission and talks about the efforts to address government corruption; how to make good decisions; and a spotlight on the success of Children’s Village, a group that helps vulnerable children.