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MAP: See Where Stop-and-Frisks Fell (and Rose) in 2012

Monday, April 22, 2013

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East New York, Brooklyn still holds the top spot in the city when it comes to stops, despite sharp declines. More than 24,000 people were stopped there during the past year.

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New Yorkers Breathe Easier, Wonder if a Lock-Down Here Would Work

Saturday, April 20, 2013

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“For New York I think it's not possible, there are too many people here year-round,” said Marco Selis. “But I think the police would handle it very well, without shutting down the whole city.”

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Following Up: Should Cops Live in the Neighborhoods they Police?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

We follow up on a theme that emerged during our special with WBEZ on gun violence in New York and Chicago. How much does it matter that police live in or be familiar with the neighborhoods they police? Should cops be required to live in their beat neighborhoods? Cops and residents alike, call 212-433-9692, or post your comment here.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Flashpoint: A Tale of Two Police Forces

Friday, April 12, 2013

How are New York and Chicago fighting gun violence? The Brian Lehrer Show and WBEZ Chicago co-host a special call-in, live in both cities to discuss how the NYPD and CPD are trying to curb guns -- and how communities are reacting to different policing strategies. Listen to full audio and read a transcript of highlights now.

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WNYC News

Advocates Try To Keep 'Stop and Frisk' at Heart of Campaign

Sunday, April 07, 2013

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The Urban Justice Center, a liberal advocacy organization, is trying to make sure police reform stays a major focus of the mayor's race this year.

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Saying Trust Is Essential, Kelly Defends Stop And Frisk

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

WNYC

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly once again defended stop and frisk on Wednesday, trying to reassure the largely African American audience at the National Action Network’s convention in midtown that the NYPD is invested in bettering community relationships.

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Slamming Oversight, Lhota Says City Needs to 'Un-Handcuff' NYPD

Monday, April 01, 2013

Republican mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota says Council Speaker Christine Quinn's support for a new police Inspector General is "reckless and dangerous."

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State Senator Eric Adams Says Kelly Told Him Stop And Frisk Was Used to 'Instill Fear'

Monday, April 01, 2013

WNYC

State Senator Eric Adams said he witnessed a rare moment of candor by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly in a 2010 meeting that shed light on the NYPD’s stop and frisk tactic.

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NYPD Memo Directs Officers To Provide Narrative Description For Every Stop and Frisk

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

WNYC

City lawyers in the class-action suit challenging the constitutionality of the NYPD’s stop and frisk tactic revealed a new memo on Tuesday requiring officers to expand the amount of information included on department logs.

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Bloomberg Rips Mayoral Hopefuls on Crime Agenda

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

WNYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned that the drop in crime over the last decade shouldn't be taken for granted—especially by the candidates vying to replace him: "We don’t even know if it’s a goal, and I believe the people of this city have a right to know that their mayor will keep fighting to reduce crime. The question is whether people running for mayor believe that.”

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A Day After Funeral, Another March For Kimani Gray

Sunday, March 24, 2013

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About 100 protestors rallied and marched to the 67th police precinct in East Flatbush, Brooklyn on Sunday calling for an independent investigation into the shooting of 16-year-old Kimani Gray. He was killed by plainclothes officers on March 9.

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Kimani Gray's Wake & Funeral This Weekend

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Kimani Gray, the 16-year-old who's shooting death by plain clothes police officers sparked a series of protests in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, will be laid to rest this weekend.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Does the NYPD Need an Inspector General?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

As the federal trial over NYPD's stop-and-frisk practices continues, the City Council has agreed to establish an inspector general to monitor the NYPD. New York City Councilmembers Jumaane Williams (D-45, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, and Canarsie) and Brad Lander (D-39, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park and Kensington) co-sponsors of the Community Safety Act, talk about the plan.

 

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Analysis: What the Position of Inspector General Means for the NYPD

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The role of the inspector general could be the most significant oversight of the NYPD to date. Or it could be a toothless monitor that adds a layer of bureaucracy.  

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NYPD Officer: Police Brass Dictate Stops, Arrests

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Audio tapes made by a New York City police officer about arrest numbers have been played during a trial challenging police use of stop and frisk.

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Bloomberg Says He'd Veto Proposal for NYPD Monitor

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging New York City Council members to oppose a plan for an inspector general at the Police Department.

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Mayoral Candidates Talk Public Safety Post-Bloomberg

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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When it comes to public safety, the 2013 mayoral candidates seem to agree on one thing: add more police officers. Beyond that, the candidates differ — to varying degrees — on who those officers would report to, where they would be deployed and what policies they would follow.

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Witness Breaks Down in Stop And Frisk Trial

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A 24-year-old nonprofit worker wept on the witness stand Tuesday as he described an unnerving episode of being handcuffed near his home while an officer took his keys and went inside his building.

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Cop Who Shot Ramarley Graham Back in Court

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A police officer accused of shooting an unarmed 18-year-old in the Bronx last February was back in court Tuesday.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Stop-and-Frisk Federal Trial Begins

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ian Weinstein, professor of law and associate dean for clinical and experiential programs at Fordham University, talks about the details of the Stop and Frisk case, what's at stake, and what we can expect to hear over the coming month during the trial.

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