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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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WNYC News

Council Overturns Mayoral Veto of NYPD Bills

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The City Council voted Thursday to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of two bills that increase NYPD oversight and are seen as a sharp rebuke of his administration’s policing policies – namely, the police department's use of stop and frisk.

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Council Voting to Override Mayoral Veto on NYPD Oversight Bills

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The City Council is set to vote Thursday on whether to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg's veto of a pair of controversial bills to expand oversight of the NYPD — and supporters of the bills say they have the votes to do it.

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NYPD Makes Largest Seizure of Illegal Guns in NYC history

Monday, August 19, 2013

An undercover NYPD investigation has led to the largest seizure of illegal guns in New York City history.

Authorities seized more than 250 guns, including assault weapons, after they were trafficked from North and South Carolina into New York City.

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WNYC News

City Appeals, Requests a Stay in Stop-and-Frisk Ruling

Friday, August 16, 2013

The city formally filed an appeal to a federal judge's ruling that imposes reforms on the NYPD's stop-and-frisk tactics. It's asking for a stay to delay Judge Shira Scheindlin from appointing an independent monitor to the NYPD. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sen. Eric Adams on Stop-and-Frisk

Friday, August 16, 2013

State Senator Eric Adams talks about the ruling in the federal stop-and-frisk lawsuit. A former NYPD captain, he testified during the trial about disputed statements by Police Commissioner Kelly and is now running unopposed for Brooklyn Borough President.

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WNYC News

A Friend's Take on the City's New Police Monitor

Thursday, August 15, 2013

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Unless the city wins an appeal in its effort to block reforms to the NYPD's stop and frisk tactic, one immediate change is that an independent monitor, named by the court, will soon begin his work overseeing the department. Peter Zimroth, a litigator with the private law firm Arnold and Porter, has a long resume as an attorney.

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New Jersey News

First Batch of Stop-and-Frisk Data Released by Newark Police

Thursday, August 15, 2013

WNYC

Just over half of Newark's population is black. But in the month of July, blacks made up 72-percent of the Stop-and-Frisk cases, according to the first batch of data released today by the Newark Police Department.

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The Takeaway

Examining Stop-And-Frisk Around the Country

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The policy known as stop-and-frisk allowed police to stop, question, and frisk persons they deemed "reasonably suspect" of committing a crime was found to be unconstitutional. The decision is likely to have sweeping effects all across the country. Cecil Thomas is a former Cincinnati City Councilman and police officer, and Noel Gallo is an Oakland City Councilman. They explain their reactions.

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WNYC News

Experts Say City Will Struggle to Prove Stop-and-Frisk Judge Is Biased

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A federal judge ruled that parts of the city's stop-and-frisk policy are unconstitutional. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has vowed to appeal the decision, claiming the judge was biased against the NYPD. But legal experts say say that won't be easy to prove.

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WNYC News

Some Police Departments Embrace Body Cameras

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Now that a federal judge has declared New York's stop-and-frisk unconstitutional, some patrol officers will be strapping on judicially-mandated body cameras. It's a first for the NYPD — but other police departments across the country are already using the technology.

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WNYC News

Policing the Police

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

WNYC

As part of the ruling in the class action lawsuit challenging the way the NYPD conducts its stop-and-frisk tactic, federal Judge Shira Scheindlin has appointed an independent monitor, 71-year-old Peter Zimroth.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Spitzer-Stringer Debate; NYPD Monitor; Txtng While Driving

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

We start the show with highlights from the Spitzer-Stringer comptroller debate Brian co-moderated last night. Then Samuel Walker, a criminal justice expert who testified in the stop-and-frisk federal trial, talks about what a monitor for the NYPD would do and what authority they have in other police forces. Plus: your calls on this primary day for the empty Senate seat in New Jersey; the message from AG Eric Holder on minimum sentencing and criminal justice reform; advice on starting a fulfilling business; and your calls on how you resist the urge to text while driving.

WNYC News

What Do Law Enforcement Officials Think About Stop-and-Frisk?

Monday, August 12, 2013

WNYC's Jim O'Grady went to Jeremy's Ale House to hear what people in law enforcement think about NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy now that a federal court has ruled it unconstitutional.

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WNYC News

Brownsville Reacts to Stop-and-Frisk Ruling

Monday, August 12, 2013

WNYC's Arun Venugopal visited a four-block area in Brownsville, Brooklyn, that WNYC has identified as having the greatest number of stop-and-frisks. He talked to residents there about the federal court decision that ruled stop-and-frisk unconstitutional.

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WNYC News

Explainer: The Stop-and-Frisk Policy

Monday, August 12, 2013

A federal judge struck down the city's stop-and-frisk policing tactic as unconstitutional on Monday. Here is what you need to know.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Blasts Stop-and-Frisk Ruling

Monday, August 12, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out at a judge's ruling finding the NYPD's use of stop-and-frisk unconstitutional.

"This is a very dangerous decision," he said, "made by a judge that does not understand how policing works and what is compliant with the Constitution as determined by the Supreme Court."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Stop-and-Frisk Ruling

Monday, August 12, 2013

Listeners call in to discuss this morning's ruling in the stop-and-frisk case in which federal judge Shira Scheindlin determined that the current practice violates constitutional rights.  The city is expected to appeal her decision.  Call and share your opinion at 212-433-9692.

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WNYC News

In Harm's Way: Remembering the Life of Shaaliver Douse

Monday, August 12, 2013

WNYC

Shanise Farrar has barely stopped moving since she learned her son, 14-year-old Shaaliver Douse, was killed in the Bronx by police. Early last Sunday, rookie officers said they encountered him chasing and shooting at another youth on 151st Street and he refused to drop his gun.

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WNYC News

Grand Jury Refuses to Re-Indict Officer Who Shot Bronx Teen

Thursday, August 08, 2013

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The family of a Bronx teen shot dead in his own home by police last year has learned that a grand jury will not re-indict the officer. A Bronx judge tossed out an earlier indictment against officer Richard Haste in May, due to erroneous instructions given to the grand jury at the time.

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