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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Anti-Terror

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

It’s Public Safety Week on the Brian Lehrer Show’s election series “30 issues in 30 Days.” See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Richard Aborn, head of the Citizens Crime Commission, discusses the future of anti-terror efforts in NYC under the next mayor and NYPD commissioner.

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WNYC News

NY Judge Asked To End NYPD Monitoring of Muslims

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

U.S. District Judge Charles Haight opened Tuesday's hearing by calling the Handschu Decree a volcano that occasionally erupts.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: The Future of Marijuana Laws in NYC

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

It’s Public Safety Week on the Brian Lehrer Show’s election series “30 issues in 30 Days.” See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Both Joe Lhota and Bill de Blasio have indicated that they would decriminalize certain types of marijuana usage and try to reform the way New York City treats marijuana arrests. Gabriel Sayegh, New York Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, discuss their proposals and the future of drug policy under the next mayor and police commissioner.

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Transportation Nation

NYPD: We're Also Investigating Critical Collisions, Not Just Fatal Ones

Monday, September 30, 2013

In its first City Council hearing since revamping its Collision Investigation Squad, NYPD officers said the unit was investigating more crashes -- and staffing up.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Policing at the Community Level

Monday, September 30, 2013

It’s Public Safety Week on the Brian Lehrer Show’s election series “30 issues in 30 Days.” See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Bill de Blasio says he will "end the 'Stop and Frisk' era," while Joe Lhota vows to continue many of the policing tactics developed under Bloomberg and Ray Kelly. Eric Adams, NY State Senator, former NYPD captain and candidate for Brooklyn Borough President, and Pastor Gilford Monrose of Mt. Zion Church of God (7th Day), discuss the challenges of community policing, and what the next mayor can do to curb gun violence while also improving relations with the NYPD.

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WNYC Newscast

Advocates Urge NYPD to Reform Policies on Mentally Ill Suspects

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A coalition of health care advocates, community groups and city council members is calling for the NYPD to adopt a new model for dealing with emotionally-disturbed people. 

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New Tech City

Apple Releases New iPhone, NYPD Ramps Up 'Operation ID'

Friday, September 20, 2013

As the theft of digital devices continues to increase in New York City, the city's police department has been ramping up Operation ID, its program where New Yorkers can register their smartphones and other electronics in case they are lost or stolen.

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Transportation Nation

Why Driving on the Sidewalk Doesn't Automatically Result in a Ticket

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

When the driver of a Honda Pilot hopped a curb in Queens last week, striking several children, that action triggered an NYPD investigation -- meaning the driver could face consequences. Here's why that's unusual in New York City.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Inside NYPD's Counterterrorism Unit

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

After winning the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Journalism for their reporting on the NYPD's surveillance of Muslims after the attacks of 9/11, Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo stop by to discuss counter-terrorism efforts that work, and those they find to be counter-productive. Both are AP investigators and authors of the new book Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYPD Counterterrorism Efforts; Lhota's Next Move; Asian Identity on TV; School 911 Calls

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The AP's Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo discuss their Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting and new book on the NYPD's counterterrorism unit and its domestic spying practices post-9/11. Plus: How Joe Lhota might capture enough votes to win the general election; Jeff Yang on perceptions of Asian American women on television, including Julie Chen and the first South Asian Miss America; WNYC's Beth Fertig on public schools using 911 calls to manage disruptive students; and how NYC's art and real estate markets interact.

On The Media

Enemies Within

Friday, September 13, 2013

After September 11, in the name of greater security, the New York Police Department created a sweeping surveillance program that infiltrated many corners of Muslim life – sending informants and undercover officers into Muslim neighborhoods, cafes, mosques, and even cricket games. Bob talks to Associated Press reporters Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman, who won a Pulitzer for reporting on the NYPD surveillance program, about their new book Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD’s Secret Spying Unit and Bin Laden’s Final Plot Against America.

Hauschka - Radar (Michael Mayer Remix)

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New Tech City

Understanding the Smartphone Black Market

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

This week, Apple introduced a new iPhone. Among its features: fingerprint recognition and other security measures that could make the device harder to re-sell if it’s been stolen. But it’s up against a sophisticated black market that has had six years to cater to the world’s insatiable appetite for second-hand smartphones.

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WNYC News

Researcher Appointed to Lead Public Stop-and-Frisk Meetings

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

A federal judge appointed the leader of a justice policy research center to organize public meetings to ensure New York City's stop-and-frisk policy is carried out in a constitutional manner.

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Schoolbook

Advocates Call for New Approach to School Safety

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

After years of disagreements with City Hall over the NYPD's handling of schools safety, a coalition of children's advocates and the New York Civil Liberties Union called for the next mayor to scrap the current system and give educators a greater role over school discipline.

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WNYC News

Father of Murdered 1-Year-Old Still Not Cooperating

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

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The father of a 1-year-old boy shot to death in his stroller Sunday night is still not cooperating with police.

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WNYC News

Conflict in Syria Raises Questions of Heightened Surveillance At Home

Sunday, September 01, 2013

With Congress set to debate taking military action in Syria, the Arab American Association of New York is telling its community to expect increased surveillance of Syrian-Americans and Muslims.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Anthony Weiner; Syria; Possible Polling Problems; NYPD

Friday, August 30, 2013

→ Special Coverage at Noon: Secretary Kerry Remarks on Syria

Anthony Weiner, former US Congressman and now Democratic candidate in the mayoral primary, answers listener questions about his proposals for the future of the city. Plus, Greg David of Crain’s New York Business warns listeners not to read too much into mayoral polling; Murray Weiss of DNAinfo reviews recent developments with the NYPD; the latest on the ongoing crisis in Syria and how the US might get involved; and what we know about public opinion on the conflict.

The Takeaway

Muslim Leader Responds to NYPD Surveillance & Terror Labels of Mosques

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The NYPD uses “terrorism enterprise investigations” that are carried out for multiple years and allow the police to plant informants in mosques. Linda Sarsour is executive director of the Arab American Association of New York, which was allegedly targeted for surveillance by the NYPD. She joins The Takeaway to discuss the state of Muslim-NYPD relations and how they have changed over the years.

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WNYC News

Spike in Police-Involved Shootings Come Amid Scrutiny

Monday, August 26, 2013

The NYPD shot at suspects in four separate incidents over three days – and although none of the shootings were fatal, they come at a time of increased scrutiny of the department.

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WNYC News

Police Say New NYPD Laws Make Them the Bad Guys: Union

Friday, August 23, 2013

The new law that makes it easier for people to sue the NYPD for profiling is making police officers into the bad guys, the head of the sergeants’ union says.

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