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The Takeaway

Cincinnati on Edge After White Officer Indicted in Murder of Black Driver

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A white University of Cincinnati police officer has been indicted in the murder of a black driver, raising tensions around the city.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Trophy Hunting, Land Disputes, and The Birthday Song

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Takeaway explores the death of Cecil the lion, we look at a land dispute between the U.S. and Canada, and the legal fight over the song "Happy Birthday to You."

The Takeaway

Roxane Gay on Sandra Bland and the Fear of the Black Body

Monday, July 27, 2015

After the death of Sandra Bland, who was found hanged in her jail cell earlier this month, writer Roxane Gay is critiquing the way law enforcement officers perceive black Americans.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Deconstructing the Sandra Bland Police Video

Monday, July 27, 2015

Christopher Cooper, a civil rights lawyer, former Washington police officer, and expert in police conflict resolution, assesses the legality of Sandra Bland’s arrest.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: America's Tyrants, Roxane Gay, Rivals and Enemies

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Takeaway explores the "myth of the two-party system," author Roxane Gay discusses police brutality, and the debate that changed American politics.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Anonymous Life, and Death, of Charly Keunang

Friday, July 24, 2015

Charly “Africa” Keunang was just another anonymous man on the streets of downtown L.A., until he was shot six times by the LAPD and killed on March 1. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

New York City's First African American Cop

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

When Samuel Battle broke the color line as NYC's first African American cop in the 1920s, he had to deal with racist colleagues, death threats, and government corruption. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Breaking the Police Color Barrier, Investigating the For-Profit Prison Industry

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

How entrepreneurship transformed China. NYC’s first African American cop. Christian Kracht's novel, Imperium. The shady side of prisons and the for-profit industry around incarceration.

WNYC News

Timeline: The Year Since Eric Garner Died

Friday, July 17, 2015

A look at major events at the intersection of race and policing.

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WNYC News

Courtesy, Professionalism, Respect: A Year of Debating the Meaning of 'Public Safety'

Friday, July 17, 2015

Under "broken windows" policing of petty crimes, many minorities feel targeted and vulnerable. Others say police have a difficult job and are largely sensitive to community needs.

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WNYC News

The Impact of Bystander Videos

Thursday, July 16, 2015

In the wake of the death of Eric Garner, bystander videos continue to spur national conversation and change. 

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New Jersey News

Christie Returns to Camden, His National Model for Criminal Justice Reform

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Christie visit to 'America's most dangerous city' for a policy speech on crime was his first as a presidential candidate.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Creates Special Prosecutor for Killings by Police

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

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The appointment of Attorney General Schneiderman represents a bittersweet victory for families of New Yorkers killed by police.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Radio Talks Race: A Multi-City Roundtable

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Listen to a wide-ranging discussion about the state - and future - of race and community policing, featuring callers from NYC, Baltimore, and St. Louis.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hear a Montage of the Most Emotionally Charged Moments from This Year in Race, Justice, and Policing

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Our summer intern collected audio from emotional moments in the past year.
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WNYC News

Police Officials Say Major Crime Down So Far This Year

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The city is on pace to record fewer than 100,000 reported major crimes this year, a trend not seen in nearly two decades.

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The Takeaway

Policing Without Guns

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Handguns and assault rifles are completely banned in Britain, and a very small percentage of officers carry guns, something that has led to a lower number of fatal police shootings.

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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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