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The Takeaway

Growing Diversity in Denver

Monday, August 24, 2015

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock believes the racial tensions being felt around the country are presenting an opportunity to change his growing city.

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The Takeaway

Rehab or Arrest? Massachusetts Fights Heroin Epidemic With Treatment

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Several police departments in Massachusetts are experimenting with a program to help heroin addicts get into recovery rather than behind bars. 

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WNYC News

Law Would Ban Grand Juries when Police Kill Civilians

Monday, August 17, 2015

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New proposed legislation would stop the use of grand juries in cases where a police officer is accused of killing a civilian.

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WNYC News

Community Seeks Information After Police Shooting of Trenton Teen

Friday, August 14, 2015

Officials say NJ Attorney General John Hoffman is not providing answers as to why a teen was shot in the back seven times. 

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The Takeaway

One Year Later: Ferguson Officials on Healing the Community

Friday, August 07, 2015

How is the community faring a year after Michael Brown's death? Ferguson Mayor James Knowles and city Councilman Wesley Bell weigh in.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What You Should Know If a Cop Pulls You Over in New Jersey

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

After a 61-year-old woman was injured when she was pulled over by a New Jersey police officer, we take a closer look at the legal procedure for traffic stops in the Garden State.

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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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