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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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The Takeaway

New Approach to Domestic Violence Saves Lives

Thursday, August 21, 2014

An integrated team approach—with help from police, hospitals and the courts—has successfully prevented domestic violence homicides in Massachusetts.

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The Takeaway

From Father to Son: Dealing with Police While Black

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A black father instructs his son on how to best handle police harassment, and recalls the similar conversations he had with his father about 40 years ago.

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The Takeaway

Confronting White Privilege in a National Crisis

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A young white man, born and raised in St. Louis, shares his thoughts on the fault lines separating black and white America, and confronting privilege during a national crisis.

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The Takeaway

Ferguson: The Hard Realities of Race & Justice

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A longtime public defender examines how the events in Ferguson have highlighted a racial divide in the way communities see the criminal justice system.

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The Takeaway

White Sheriff Talks Race, Police With His Black Son

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Fisher-Paulson is white; his adopted son is black. Here he reflects on conversations about race and police as protests continue in Ferguson.

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The Takeaway

Ferguson's Tense Start to the School Year

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

As violence continues in Ferguson, teachers face the added task of comforting and protecting students, while some school districts have had to delay the start of school altogether. 

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WNYC News

Mayor and Police Respond to Uptick In Shootings

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city's police force is zeroing in on the sites of 23 shootings this past weekend.

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