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WNYC News

Sharpton on "High Alert" for Ferguson Decision

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Rev. Al Sharpton says demonstrators in 21 cities will hold vigils to pressure the DOJ to open a criminal investigation into Officer Darren Wilson, who shot Michael Brown.

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The Takeaway

Dallas Pulls Back the Curtain on Police Shootings

Monday, November 03, 2014

The Dallas Police Department is launching a website that details every officer-involved shooting over the last 12 years. Chief David Brown explains why. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Know Your Rights, Subway Platform Performers!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A viral video of a guitarist on a subway platform being arrested by a police officer is making rounds on social media: was the officer wrong in arresting him?

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WNYC News

Three-Year-Old Girl Beaten to Death in NYC

Monday, October 20, 2014

Police found Jeida Torres unconscious and unresponsive Saturday afternoon in Bushwick.

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On The Media

"You Can Win with the Media"

Friday, October 17, 2014

A course being offered in St Louis aims to ease tensions between law enforcement and the press.

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The Takeaway

Another Officer-Involved Shooting Shakes St. Louis

Friday, October 10, 2014

An off-duty police officer in St. Louis, Missouri shot and killed a young black man Wednesday night, inflaming tensions in a community still mourning the death of teenager Michael Brown.

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WNYC News

Shootings, Murders Down in Newark, Thefts on the Rise

Thursday, October 02, 2014

WNYC
Nine fewer people have been killed in the past three months compared to the same time last year, according to the Newark police director. 

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WNYC News

Not Just Ferguson, Many NJ Towns Have Mostly White Police

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

WNYC
Of the 36 police officers in Plainsboro, N.J. just one is black and two are Hispanic. There are no women. Police say they are struggling to hire women and minorities. 

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WNYC News

Reaching Out to Kids To Improve Relationships with Police

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

WNYC
A "conversation" on police-community relations in Bedford-Stuyvesant was mostly constrained to questions on note-cards. 

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Transportation Nation

D.C. Police Crack Down On Bicycling Violations

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WAMU
The Metropolitan Police Department is in the midst of a bicycling law enforcement spree, writing tickets for numerous violations.
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WNYC News

Rookie Officer Killed, Eight Injured in Crash of NYPD Van

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Investigators are looking into why the van struck a jersey barrier on the Bruckner Expressway early Sunday morning.

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BackStory

The Reason in the Riot

Friday, September 19, 2014

With the American History Guys

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WNYC News

This Is the Face of Broken Windows

Monday, September 15, 2014

WNYC
Far from a rogue cop, the officer who applied the fatal chokehold to Eric Garner was the personification of the NYPD strategy of making low-level arrests to prevent more serious crime.

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PRI's The World

Colombia's undercover, anti-groping squad is patrolling public buses in Bogota

Friday, September 12, 2014

Women around the world often feel vulnerable to groping and sexual harassment when they ride on crowded public transit. And it can be hard to catch offenders. So the police in Colombia's capital, Bogota, have created a new squad of mostly female officers to catch those who harass — and to support female riders.

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The Takeaway

Police Seize Billions in Cash Without Warrants

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Thousands of drivers have had cash taken by police even though they weren't charged with a crime. According to a new report, police across the country have taken $2.5 billion since 2001.

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The Takeaway

Inside the Birth of America's SWAT Teams

Monday, September 08, 2014

The Retro Report team is back with a new season of mini-documentaries. This week, the team looks at the history of the militarization of the police and the birth of SWAT teams.

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The Takeaway

Police Departments Lose Military Equipment

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Over 150 police departments have been suspended from a controversial Pentagon program that transfers military equipment to state and local police. Among the reasons—they lost weapons.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Is New York Safe For The DNC? NYPD Sergeants Union Says No

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ed Mullins of the Sergeants Benevolent Association says the mayor’s policies could take the city back “to the bad old days.” And, he added, Al Sharpton isn’t helping.

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WNYC News

Police Union Opposes NYC's Bid for the Democratic National Convention

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

WNYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio accuses a local police union of "fear-mongering," after its leader publishes an open letter.

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WNYC News

What NJ Police Are Doing with Mine-Resistant Trucks

Friday, August 22, 2014

WNYC
Last year, police departments in New Jersey received $20 million in donated military equipment from the federal government. The next step: figuring out how, and why, to use it.

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