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The Takeaway

DOJ Accuses Ferguson Police of Racial Bias

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Justice Department will formally accuse the police of Ferguson, Missouri of racial bias later this week. What can Ferguson learn from other cities previously monitored by the DOJ?

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The Takeaway

Justice Department Taskforce Recommends Criminal Justice Reforms

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

On Monday, a Justice Department taskforce announced a series of recommendations to reform law enforcement nationwide.

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WNYC News

DA Says No Politics in Police Prosecutions

Thursday, February 19, 2015

WNYC
Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson has won indictments against more cops for brutality in one year than his predecessor did in five. But Thompson tells WNYC it has nothing to do with politics.

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Schoolbook

New York City Schools Chief Outlines Discipline Changes That Scale Back Suspensions

Friday, February 13, 2015

WNYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to reduce student suspensions by making it harder for principals to suspend students for lesser infractions, like being defiant or disrespectful.
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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Growing Up Black in America

Sunday, February 01, 2015

A few years ago, Wisconsin Public Radio producer Cynthia Woodland sat down with Anthony Cooper and his sons -- 13-year-told Akheem and 14-year-old Anthony Jr. -- to talk about the challenges of being a black teen in America.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Policing the Police

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Inspired by stories of police brutality and the Rodney King beating, civil rights attorney Connie Rice says she declared "war" on the LAPD in the 1990s. These days, she trains and supervises 50 officers in one of Los Angeles' toughest communities.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Race and Crime

Sunday, February 01, 2015

At the heart of many Americans' fear of black men is an ugly stereotype -- the stereotype of the black criminal. Historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad traces some of our current attitudes about race and crime to the late 19th century, when sociologists first began looking at crime statistics.

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The Takeaway

New Novel Explores Pressures of Undercover Cops

Thursday, January 29, 2015

In Matthew Burgess's novel "Uncle Janice," a young undercover cop is anxious to meet her quota in order to earn a promotion.

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WNYC News

Every 3.5 Days, Someone Attempts Suicide Off the George Washington Bridge

Thursday, January 29, 2015

WNYC
Potential suicide victims have been talked off the ledge by Port Authority police only to return weeks later to successfully jump.  

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WNYC News

Woes at NYPD, But Plenty of New Officer Applicants

Thursday, January 29, 2015

With ongoing protests over the death of Eric Garner and discontent between police and city hall, the NYPD has had a rough start to the year. So who wants to be an officer these days?

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The Takeaway

Back Off: A Police Warning

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department says that he believes those stopped by police have to take more responsibility to ensure that a simple stop doesn't turn into a tragedy. 

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The Takeaway

Architect of 'Broken Windows' Defends His Theory

Monday, January 26, 2015

George Kelling, one of the professors behind the "broken windows" theory of policing, says cops should operate on behalf of citizens, not in the name of racking up arrests.

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On Being

Thich Nhat Hanh, Cheri Maples, and Larry Ward — Mindfulness, Suffering, and Engaged Buddhism [remix]

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We visited Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh at a retreat attended by police officers and other members of the criminal justice system; they offer stark gentle wisdom for finding buoyancy and “being peace” in a world of conflict, anger, and violence.

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On Being

[Unedited] Cheri Maples with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We visited Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh at a retreat attended by police officers and other members of the criminal justice system; they offer stark gentle wisdom for finding buoyancy and “being peace” in a world of conflict, anger, and violence.

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On Being

[Unedited] Larry Ward with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We visited Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh at a retreat attended by police officers and other members of the criminal justice system; they offer stark gentle wisdom for finding buoyancy and “being peace” in a world of conflict, anger, and violence.

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On Being

[Unedited] Thich Nhat Hanh with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We visited Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh at a retreat attended by police officers and other members of the criminal justice system; they offer stark gentle wisdom for finding buoyancy and “being peace” in a world of conflict, anger, and violence.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

WNYC and the NYPD Agree, Don’t Run Away from Home!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

In its earliest days WNYC worked closely with the NYPD.
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WNYC News

Newark to Create Civilian Board Investigating Police Misconduct

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

WNYC
But as the proposal is currently written, the police department can still decide not to discipline its officers.

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Here's The Thing

What Makes a Good Cop?

Monday, January 19, 2015

Alec Baldwin talks to two people who have spent their entire careers trying to understand what makes good policing, and good neighborhoods.

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WNYC News

De Blasio Stresses Officer Safety, Blasts Anti-Police Protesters

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

WNYC
The mayor signaled he's open to hearing more about what NYPD officers need to do their job, while offering harsh words to some anti-police protesters.

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