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Judge Boots Cop Unions from Stop-and-Frisk Case

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A federal judge has rejected efforts by the city's police unions to overturn a ruling finding the NYPD was regularly conducting unconstitutional street stops.

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The NYPD is Taking Twitter Classes

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New York Police officers are being taught how to use common sense on social media. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Fight For the Right To Record Police Officers

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Civil rights attorney Norman Siegel discusses his client Debra Goodman's lawsuit, which seeks to clarify that people have the right (under the First Amendment) to film or record police officers without being harassed or arrested. Goodman discusses her arrest after filming police activity last year and what she's hoping to accomplish with the lawsuit she filed in federal court. 

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Mayor Vows the Public Will Be Protected and Respected by Police

Monday, July 28, 2014

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In his first public event since returning from a nine-day vacation, Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged the level of alarm that New Yorkers continue to feel over the death of Eric Garner in police custody.

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NYPD Detective and Federal Marshals Shot in Greenwich Village

Monday, July 28, 2014

An attempt to serve a warrant to a suspect in a sexual assault turned into a shootout near a busy subway station in Greenwich Village. 

 

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When 'Broken Windows' Leads to Busted Heads

Monday, July 28, 2014

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A review of court records and arrest data, along with interviews of attorneys, law enforcement experts and citizens, show many low-level arrests spiral dangerously out of control.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How to Fix Broken Windows

Monday, July 28, 2014

A string of police abuse stemming from low-level crime arrests has opened up questions about whether Commissioner Bratton's "broken windows" is back, and whether it's working. With The New York Times editorializing against both Broken Windows and marijuana criminalization, we assess the policy with Josmar Trujillo, an organizer with New Yorkers Against Bratton, who has written that many New Yorkers were "fooled by the campaign rhetoric of...Mayor Bill de Blasio."

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NYPD Investigates Another Apparent Chokehold Incident

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The NYPD has launched an internal investigation after another video surfaced showing an officer using an apparent chokehold on a suspect during an arrest.

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At Eric Garner's Funeral, Mourners Cry 'It Ends Today'

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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An overflow crowd packed a Brooklyn church for the funeral of Eric Garner who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.

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After Death in Custody, a Test and Opportunity for Bratton

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Whatever comes out of the Eric Garner investigation, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said one thing is clear: officers need more training, beginning with the use of force.

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Public Advocate Calls for All NYPD Encounters to Be Videotaped

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Public Advocate Tish James says the death of Eric Garner while in police custody should be a wake-up call.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

After Chokehold Death, Asking Why, How and What Now?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Much is still unclear about the conduct of police and medical personnel around the death of Eric Garner, who was put in an apparent chokehold by an arresting officer. What could have prevented Garner's death, and what should be the consequences for those involved?

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WNYC News

Emergency Workers in Chokehold Case Suspended

Monday, July 21, 2014

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At crime scenes, competing priorities between the NYPD who are focused on security and EMTs who must administer medical care can bump up against each other. Most agree that it's the police who call the shots, especially since they carry the weapons.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Fatal Arrest Prompts Anger, Grief and Lots of Questions

Monday, July 21, 2014

WNYC criminal justice reporter Kathleen Horan talks with listeners about the death of Eric Garner during an arrest on Staten Island, during which the NYPD apparently used the banned "chokehold."

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WNYC News

Old Cops Teach New Picks

Monday, July 21, 2014

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As shootings spike this summer, hundreds of rookies have been paired with veteran cops in some of the city's busiest precincts — the vanguard of a new, community-friendly philosophy in the NYPD.

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Mayor Promises Full Investigation Into Fatal Staten Island Arrest

Friday, July 18, 2014

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Mayor Bill de Blasio said he's ordered a "full and thorough investigation" into the death of a Staten Island man who died Thursday while in police custody.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Remembering the Harlem Riot of 1964

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

50 years ago, riots in Harlem and Bed-Stuy spread throughout the country. Listeners join former New York Governor David Paterson and historian Peniel Joseph to discuss the riots and their legacy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Six Months In, Has de Blasio Ended 'Stop-and-Frisk Era'?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A promise to change how the NYPD conducts stops was a centerpiece of the mayor's campaign. Now stops are way down, as is overall crime, but shootings are up, particularly in housing projects. We assess six months of the de Blasio-Bratton era, and hear from you on how the new policing style is shaking out.

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WNYC News

NYPD "All Out" for Summer

Monday, July 07, 2014

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The NYPD is responding to an increase in shootings by deploying about 1,000 more officers this summer.

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NYPD Chief Has Message for New Officers: Save the Children

Monday, June 30, 2014

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has a new goal for the latest class of NYPD graduates: Save the children. The commissioner told the class of 610 cadets that he wanted them to help prevent children from joining cliques and crews.

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