The Brian Lehrer Show

The City and State Are Making Deals

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The state is making legislative deals while the city is hammering out its budget deal -- which will include 1,300 more cops.

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Note to Self

When Your Conspiracy Theory Is True

Friday, June 19, 2015

The government actually WAS sending beams through the walls of Daniel Rigmaiden's apartment, and his attempt to figure out how changed how we understand surveillance.

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Death, Sex & Money

A Dirty Cop Comes Clean

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ken Eurell became a cop for the steady paycheck. Then, he figured out how to make money by stealing from crime scenes, taking payoffs from drug dealers, and selling cocaine. 

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On The Media

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Bearing Witness Edition

Friday, June 12, 2015

As another disturbing video of police action goes viral, we provide a handbook for filming police encounters and bearing witness.

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Cuomo, de Blasio Push Opposing Disability Pension Plans

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

While Governor Cuomo rallied in Albany with New York City police and fire unions, Mayor de Blasio picked up support from City Council for his own plan.


The Takeaway

McKinney, TX Was the 'Best Place to Live in America' Until it Wasn't

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

This past fall, Money Magazine named the town of McKinney, Texas the number one best place to live. But a different picture has emerged after a viral video was shared online this week.

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Activists Demand Probe of Tear Gas Use at NJ Concert

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The ACLU of New Jersey is calling for an investigation into police tactics outside a hip hop concert at MetLife Stadium.



Reveal: Citizens, Cameras and Cops

Friday, June 05, 2015

Reveal continues its in-depth look at law and disorder, exposing some of the tensions between police and the communities they serve.


The Takeaway

Officers Back Down as Citizens Take a Stand

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Some police officers are taking a back seat and trying to be more "hands off" in response to the wave of negative attention from police-related shootings.

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The Takeaway

The Missing Data on Police Killings

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

According to an analysis by The Guardian, black Americans are more than twice as likely as white Americans to be unarmed when killed during encounters with police.

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The Takeaway

Baltimore Sees Deadliest Month in 15 years

Friday, May 29, 2015

In the wake of the death of Freddie Gray, the number of arrests made by police in Baltimore have fallen. But the city is experiencing its deadliest month in 15 years.

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The Takeaway

Amid Protests, Cleveland Looks to Heal

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Protesters are taking to the streets of Cleveland, Ohio after a judge acquitted a police officer charged in the fatal shooting of two unarmed African Americans.

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On The Media

Who Remembers the MOVE Bombing?

Friday, May 22, 2015

In 1985, Philadelphia police bombed a city block and killed 11 people. This month, NPR's Gene Demby reported on the anniversary and discovered much of his audience had never heard of it.

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The Christie Tracker Podcast

Obama Hits Jersey. Christie Flees.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Gov goes global while the Prez gets local.  

New Jersey News

Obama Visits Camden to Praise Police Efforts

Monday, May 18, 2015

President Obama heads to New Jersey while Gov. Chris Christie is in New Hampshire.



Teaching about Race and Rights

Saturday, May 16, 2015

In a school year when the deaths of black men at the hands of police dominated the news, hundreds of teachers attended a conference on how to talk about these issues with students.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

When is Deadly Force the Only Option?

Thursday, May 14, 2015

After police shot a hammer-wielding man on a busy Midtown street yesterday, a criminal justice professor (and former NYPD officer) discusses police tactics in situations like that.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Art For All; Transportation Funding; School Openings

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The (new) Whitney Museum; deadly force on a Midtown street; the Amtrak derailment and transportation funding; a big picture view on cities; and our series on openings continues.


Thousands Gather To Remember Slain Officer

Friday, May 08, 2015

Officers from California, Louisiana and Illinois attended the funeral of Officer Brian Moore, who died Monday, two days after he was shot in Queens.


The Takeaway

Cleveland Police on Trial

Thursday, May 07, 2015

A white Cleveland Police officer faces voluntary manslaughter charges for killing two unarmed black suspects. The city is preparing for protests when the verdict comes down.