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Which Bill Bratton Is NYC Getting?

Thursday, December 05, 2013

WNYC

The Bad Cop, the Good Cop—or something in between?

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Features

Who is Bill Bratton? Hear Your Future Police Commissioner Live From the WNYC Archives

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Bill Bratton, New York's original tough-on-crime cop, will once again take the helm of the NYPD. WNYC was there throughout Bratton's tenure, and today we dug into our archives to hear first hand from the once-and-future commissioner, on everything from working with Muslim communities after 9/11 to how having "a big ego" can be a helpful quality at times.

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Transportation Nation

Incoming NYPD Commissioner Promises Emphasis on Traffic Fatalities

Thursday, December 05, 2013

WNYC

"It is ironic that even as the death totals have declined dramatically with violent crime in this city, this year the number of people killed on our streets - pedestrian and traffic -- will almost equal the homicide total," said New York City's once and future police commissioner on Thursday.

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WNYC News

Me Again! ‘Tough on Crime’ Bratton to Return to NYPD

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has appointed former New York City police commissioner Bill Bratton to head the city's police force once again.

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Transportation Nation

Pedestrian Safety Measures Pick Up Speed

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The day New York's City Council unanimously passed a bill to step up the installation of speed humps near schools, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said the council is working to pass a bill lowering speed limits by the end of next month -- her last in the city council.

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WNYC News

In Harm's Way: Remembering New York City's Kids Killed by Gunfire

Monday, November 25, 2013

WNYC

The teens were called JayJay, Rozay, Sadonte, Kiki, BeeJay, Asia, K.T., MaoMao, Shallie and Rasmoove by the people who loved them best. They were the unlucky ones in a year of record low homicides. We spent a year profiling their lives.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Crime and Stop-and-Frisk

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Murray Weiss, DNAinfo columnist and criminal justice editor, looks at the statistics on crime and police stops since the federal judge ruled the NYPD's stop-and-frisk procedures unconstitutional.

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Transportation Nation

Former NYPD Chief: It's Time to Take On Traffic Crashes

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A contender for New York's top police job says traffic fatalities can be decreased the same way homicides were.

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WNYC News

AG Report Finds Only Small Percentage of Stop-and-Frisks Led To Conviction

Thursday, November 14, 2013

WNYC

It's been known for years that few stop-and-frisks (6%) result in an arrest. A new report released by State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office finds that nearly half of those arrests never result in a conviction. 

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WNYC News

NYCLU Makes Policing Recommendations to the Mayor-Elect

Thursday, November 14, 2013

WNYC

One of the NYPD's fiercest watchdogs is detailing how to push the reset button for policing under the de Blasio administration.

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WNYC News

Appeals Court Won't Hear From Stop and Frisk Judge

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal appeals court refused Wednesday to reconsider its order removing a judge from court cases challenging the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy.

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WNYC News

Insiders Expect Stop-and-Frisk Case To Be Settled Out of Court

Friday, November 01, 2013

WNYC

Mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio vowed to drop the city's pending appeal of two stop-and-frisk cases if he wins the election next Tuesday. At a press conference on Friday, he said the remedies ordered by Judge Scheindlin were fair, but the more important issue is police reform itself.

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WNYC News

This is What $1 Million in Marathon Security Looks Like

Friday, November 01, 2013

Security for the New York marathon is expected to cost $1 million, double the cost of the last race, according to the New York Road Runners. The NYPD will be monitoring hundreds of cameras along the route, as well as deploying 43 bomb-sniffing dogs.

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WNYC News

City Hopes Higher Court Delays Stop-and-Frisk Remedies

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

WNYC

Will the city be allowed to delay pending stop-and-frisk reforms? That was the issue debated — sometimes contentiously — at a hearing on Tuesday at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan. 

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Schoolbook

Claims of Security Problems at Missing Child's School

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Details are starting to come out about possible security lapses at Avonte Oquendo's school, as the third week since he disappeared closes without any signs of him. The autistic teenager ran from his school in broad daylight; hours passed before a full-scale search was launched.

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Schoolbook

Volunteers Vow to Ramp Up Search if NYPD Backs Off

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Even if the police decide to scale back, volunteers and relatives said they will not stop looking for Avonte Oquendo, the ninth grader who ran away from his school over two weeks ago.

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Transportation Nation

NYPD Cracks Down on Speeding, Safety Activists Applaud

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The New York Police Department issued 736 tickets for speeding over the weekend in what it called a "speed enforcement initiative." It is unclear if this marks a shift in traffic policing policy, or a one-off effort. 

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Transportation Nation

The NYPD's Crash Data Is Bad and There's Not Enough of It

Thursday, October 10, 2013

WNYC

A New York City Council committee hearing that was convened to discuss bills about street safety highlighted the NYPD's reluctance to make more traffic crash data publicly available.

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WNYC News

Undercover Officer Faces Charges in Biker Attack

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

An undercover police detective accused of punching out an SUV window during a motorcycle rally that descended into violence was unmasked Wednesday in a courtroom where he was confronted with serious assault charges.

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WNYC News

Stop and Frisk's Rise Threatens Bloomberg's Crime Legacy

Monday, October 07, 2013

WNYC

You may think that stop and frisk as a political issue has been with us forever. But you'd be wrong.  It's only been two years since the issue has been a mainstream controversy — one that threatens to tarnish Mayor Michael Bloomberg's considerable positive achievements in reducing crime. This is the story of how that happened -- the next installment in our series "New York Remade: The Bloomberg Years"

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