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NYPD Agrees to Erase Names in Stop-and-Frisk Database

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Within 90 days the New York Police Department will erase hundreds of thousands of names and addresses it has collected during stops and frisks. Those are the terms of a settlement the city reached with the New York Civil Liberties Union.

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WNYC News

National Night Out Against Crime Celebrated in the Bronx

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

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Each year, the NYPD takes part in a National Night Out Against Crime. Local 
precincts organize activities to share anti-crime information, and free food and family activities. WNYC stopped by the Grand Concourse and 181street in the Bronx for the gathering held by the 46th precinct to hear what brought people out.
Each year, NYPD precincts take part in a National Night Out Against Crime. One of them was the 46th precinct in the Bronx. Hundreds came out to the Grand Concourse and 181st Street to get the latest anti-crime information, eat free food, participate in family activities and rub elbows with neighborhood officers in a low-stress situation.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYPD Tapes

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Graham Rayman, staff writer for the Village Voice and author of The NYPD Tapes: A Shocking Story of Cops, Cover-ups, and Courage (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), joins us in studio to talk about his reporting on the NYPD. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Veteran Issues; NYPD On Tape; Jane Austen Super Fans

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

WNYC politics reporter Brigid Bergin talks about the Campaign Finance Board’s decision to prohibit mayoral candidate John Liu from receiving public matching funds, and what that means for his campaign. Plus: Kelly McEvers, NPR’s Beirut bureau chief, discusses her reporting in Syria; Tom Tarantino of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America talks about its 2013 veterans survey and the issues veterans face; Village Voice writer and author Graham Rayman on his new book The NYPD Tapes: A Shocking Story of Cops, Cover-Ups, and Courage; and a story about super passionate fans of Jane Austen and what it says about fanatics in general. 

WNYC News

Commissioner Kelly Defends Shooting of Bronx Teen

Sunday, August 04, 2013

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The rookie officer who fatally shot an armed teenager was left without another option because Shaaliver Douse didn't drop his weapon as instructed, said Police Commissioner Ray Kelly on Sunday.

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WNYC News

Officers Could Be Asked to Staff 911 Call Center

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The city's new 911 call center has come under fire for so-called outages — and now adequate staffing is becoming a concern, police say.

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As Police Bills Are Vetoed, Commissioner Defends Tactics

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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Mayor Mike Bloomberg vetoed a pair of City Council bills proposing more police oversight on Tuesday, including one that would expand the definition of racial profiling. The veto came the same day Police Commissioner Ray Kelly defended his approach to crime fighting.

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Queens Man Arrested for Facebook Posts After Zimmerman Verdict

Monday, July 22, 2013

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George Zimmerman is free after killing Trayvon Martin. But a Queens man is in jail for what he posted on Facebook in response to last week's not guilty verdict.

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Transportation Nation

NYPD, Researchers to Release Tracer Gas in Subways Again Friday

Thursday, July 18, 2013

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Day two of air flow testing in the NYC subway and around the city is happening Friday, the NYPD announced. 

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Interview: Federal Prosecutors Try Again for Death Penalty for Cop Killer

Friday, July 12, 2013

No one has been executed in New York State in 50 years, but federal prosecutors are determined to change that.  They returned to court this month to try for a death sentence for Ronell Wilson.  

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Transportation Nation

Explainer: Perfluorocarbons, the Gas Released In NYC's Subway Airflow Test

Thursday, July 11, 2013

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When researchers released a tracer gas containing a chemical called perfluorocarbon into New York's subway on Tuesday, it didn't take long for people to wonder if that so-called nontoxic gas might not be all that harmless. Short answer: it's safe.

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Transportation Nation

NYPD to Spew (Non-Toxic) Gas in Subway System

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

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The NYPD and researchers from Brookhaven National Laboratories will release a harmless gas through 21 subway lines as part of a plan to monitor air flows and chart potential responses, including evacuation routes and where to place emergency equipment.

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WNYC News

NYPD Officer Shot on Duty in Brooklyn

Friday, July 05, 2013

A police officer was shot in the leg late Thursday night while patrolling a public housing development in East New York, Brooklyn.

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WNYC News

NYPD Crime Stat Review Shows Need for Transparency

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

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A committee of former prosecutors, hired by the NYPD to review the way it audits crime statistics, recommends the department improve documentation and training.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: What Are Your Rules for Speaking a Language Other Than English?

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

The NYPD has an English-only policy for conversations among cops, and the National Latino Officers Association says it's unfair.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Proportionate Stops?

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Your calls on Mayor Bloomberg's comments about the intersection of race and "stop and frisk." Plus Graham Rayman, staff writer for the Village Voice and author of the forthcoming The NYPD Tapes: A Shocking Story of Cops, Cover-ups, and Courage (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), discusses Mayor Bloomberg's recent comments about the proportion of stops as related to crime.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Says He'll Back Stop And Frisk Council Candidates

Monday, July 01, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday he will back City Council candidates who share his belief in the value of stop and frisk – but he stopped short of saying he would invest his own money in their campaigns.

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WNYC News

Bill To Speed Election Night Results Passes NY Legislature

Friday, June 28, 2013

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The New York State legislature approved a bill that will modernize the way votes are tallied in the city on Election Night.

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WNYC News

What Exactly Would an NYPD Monitor Do?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The New York City Council approved some of the most sweeping plans in years to impose new oversight over the NYPD. There were two bills passed with a veto-proof majority. One would expand the definition of racial profiling and a second would establish an inspector general with subpoena power to recommend changes to the NYPD's policies and practices.

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