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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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WNYC News

Council Supporters Say They'll Survive Bloomberg, NYPD Challenges to Police Bills

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The passage of a pair of police oversight bills by the city council late last night - one to create an inspector general to oversee the police and the other to make it easier to sue the police over bias allegations - starts the clock ticking for Mayor Bloomberg, who has 30 days to make good on his promise to veto the legislation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mayor 2013: State of the Race, NYPD Oversight

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Brigid Bergin, WNYC politics reporter, updates us on the race: from Anthony Weiner leading in a major poll, to Christine Quinn working in the City Council to pass two major police oversight bills.

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WNYC News

Council Passes Sweeping Plan for NYPD Oversight

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The City Council passed with a veto-proof majority the most expansive plan in years to impose oversight on the NYPD and cleared the way to make it easier to bring racial profiling claims against the police early Thursday.

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WNYC News

Fear of Snitch Label, Witnesses Remain Silent in Teen's Unsolved Murder

Thursday, June 27, 2013

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It’s been a year today since 14-year-old Akeal Christopher was shot dead after leaving a friend’s party in Bushwick, Brooklyn — but still no arrests have been made in the case.

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New Jersey News

Bill: NYPD Must Notify New Jersey of Spying

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

WNYC

Lawmakers in New Jersey are trying to prevent the New York Police Department, and any out-of-state law enforcement agency, from conducting intelligence-gathering operations in New Jersey without first informing officials in the state.

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WNYC News

They Babysit...Then They Leave: Mixed Reviews on Police Push After Shootings

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

WNYC

The NYPD says it's responding to the rash of violence that included 26 shootings over the weekend by saturating high-crime precincts with more officers—as well as deploying watch towers and anti-crime units.

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WNYC News

BK Group Sends Clergy to Unfolding Crime Scenes

Monday, June 03, 2013

WNYC

In an effort to combat the cyclical summer crime spike, a group of Flatbush Pastors are planning to deploy clergy members to shootings to help quell violence.

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WNYC News

City's 911 Call Center Disrupted by 4th Glitch

Friday, May 31, 2013

The city's new 911 system was again disrupted overnight when some work stations went off-line in what is the the fourth computer glitch since new software was installed Wednesday, officials said.

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WNYC News

City's 911 Call Center Crashes Over Tech Snafu

Thursday, May 30, 2013

New York City rolled out a new 911 emergency call system on Wednesday, but a glitch took several computers offline for 12 minutes — leaving some operators at the city's main call center in Brooklyn to write notes by hand.

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WNYC News

Cops Tempting Would-Be Thieves With Wallets Is Unfair, Ethicist Says

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The NYPD’s practice of leaving wallets, cash and bags in plain sight and arresting those who pick them up promotes immoral behavior, according to an ethicist.

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WNYC News

Closing Arguments End in Stop and Frisk Trial

Monday, May 20, 2013

Lawyers have completed closing arguments in a federal case challenging the way the NYPD has been conducting the practice of stop and frisk.

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WNYC News

Closing Arguments in Stop and Frisk Trial

Monday, May 20, 2013

WNYC

The trial that has put the NYPD's stop and frisk tactic under a microscope is wrapping up on Monday with closing arguments.

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WNYC News

Latest Security Plan for WTC Site Reduces Traffic and Parking

Friday, May 17, 2013

The NYPD's latest plan for security measures at the World Trade Center site are out and open for public comment. The proposal would ring the 16-acre World Trade Center site with various security measures.

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WNYC News

'It's Therapy': Why One Man Takes the Stop And Frisk Trial Personally

Friday, May 17, 2013

WNYC

A Brooklyn professor has made a point of attending the federal stop and frisk trial nearly every day since it began three months ago. He has no personal ties to the case. But he believes the lawsuit challenging the way the city has been conducting its stop and frisk tactic is the most important trial focused on race in decades.

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WNYC News

Judge Tosses Out Indictment of Officer Who Shot Teen

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The indictment against an NYPD officer who shot and killed a Bronx teen last year was thrown out today.

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WNYC News

Mayor Says Decline in Stops Proves Tactic Works

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

WNYC

Both the NYPD’s use of stop and frisk and crime in the city are on the decline, recent data shows.

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WNYC News

Escaped Prisoner Caught in Upper Manhattan

Monday, May 06, 2013

Police say they've caught the18-year-old  fugitive who's escape shut down train lines across upper Manhattan.

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WNYC News

How Vulnerable is Times Square to Attack?

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Officials say Times Square was a possible target for the brothers allegedly responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing. This revelation comes almost three years after an attempt to detonate a car bomb in the tourist hub. A security expert discusses the risk to the city landmark, as well as how the NYPD has sought to protect it.

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WNYC News

For Cops, Community Relationships Often Take Back Seat in High-Crime Areas

Thursday, April 25, 2013

"You have time when we're probably the most hated people in the city depending on what's going on and then you have times where we're loved,” said a veteran officer of more than 20 years. 

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