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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rut or Recovery: Government Services

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter, discusses the cuts to police forces in Newark and Camden, and other cuts to government services in New Jersey and around the region.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monitor for the Newark Police?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Deborah Jacobs, ACLU-NJ executive director, talks about the petition she filed asking for federal oversight of the Newark police department. Mayor of Newark Cory Booker and the department's Police Director Garry McCarthy respond to the allegations. 

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Big Three Automakers Fight for Police Car Market

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ford has been open about its plans to phase out the massively popular Crown Victoria line in 2011, but is inviting stiff competition from both Chrysler and General Motors, who are unveiling vehicles aimed squarely at police fleets. Will Ford be able to keep the 75 percent market-share of the police cruiser market, that the Crown Victoria managed?

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Detroit Police Chief Resigns. Blame Reality TV?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Warren Evans unexpectedly resigned from his post as Detroit’s chief of police Wednesday. He had held the position for under a year and his rocky tenure will probably be marked by a scandal in which a 7-year-old girl was shot and killed by a police bullet in a home raid. The incident was caught on tape by a reality TV crew which was following Evans for a show called “The Chief” about his job as the city’s top cop. The show painted him as a cowboy-like cop and may also have pushed the mayor to ask for his resignation.

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Federal Appeals Court Voids Death Penalty for Killer of 2 NYPD Officers

Thursday, July 01, 2010

A federal appeals court on Wednesday tossed out the first federal death sentence given in New York in five decades.


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Detroit Girl's Family Sues Police Over Shooting

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The family of Aiyana Stanley-Jones, a seven-year-old Detroit girl killed by a police bullet during a raid early Sunday, filed a lawsuit in state and federal courts, alleging police misconduct in the incident. The family has retained high-profile attorney Geoffrey Fieger, who said at a news conference Tuesday that he has seen a tape of the incident that was shot by a crew from the A&E reality show, The First 48.


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Police Scuffle Sparks Racial Debate in Phoenix

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Last month, a black City councilmenber in Phoenix, Ariz. was tackled to the ground and handcuffed by a white police officer. At the time of the scuffle, the councilmember was checking on a neighbor whose house was on fire. The police department has since said its officer did nothing wrong. But many residents, particularly in South Phoenix, say this case highlights a deep-seeded racial conflict in the city and a long-standing mistrust between black residents and the police department.