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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.

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Schoolbook

Teaching about Race and Rights

Saturday, May 16, 2015

WNYC
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.

WNYC News

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.

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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.

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WNYC News

Got a Social Problem? Ask These NYC Students How to Fix It

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

At an annual Social Justice Expo at NYU, students talked about how to solve everything from police community relations to litter on the streets.

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The Takeaway

Report: DOJ Police Reforms Don't Last

Monday, May 04, 2015

A new investigation finds that some reform efforts can go on for decades without the Justice Department making any significant progress. 

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Schoolbook

Bringing Baltimore to the Classroom

Saturday, May 02, 2015

WNYC
The riots and protests in Baltimore may seem far away from the classrooms in New York City, but some teachers have made a point of incorporating them into their lessons.
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Specials

Reveal: Investigating Police Poisoning, the Death Penalty and more

Thursday, April 30, 2015

In this episode of Reveal, hear how police officers are being poisoned at gun ranges, why specific groups of kids are facing criminal charges, and a lawyer fighting the death penalty.

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WNYC News

Inspired by Baltimore, Protests Spill into Manhattan Streets

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Following an evening rally in Union Square, scores of protesters were arrested throughout the city after police warned them on megaphones not to march in the street.

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The Takeaway

Race, Class and Baltimore: Inside a Divided City

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Takeaway digs into the history of Baltimore—from the roots of the city's segregation, its economic disparity and police-community problems, and what it means for the future.

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The Takeaway

Wendell Pierce of 'The Wire' Reflects on Baltimore's Real-Life Struggle

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

As Bunk on "The Wire," Wendell Pierce lived and worked in Baltimore for years. He reflects on the fictionalized world of "The Wire," and the real-life problems of today.

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WNYC News

Civilian Complaint Review Boards See Uptick in Recordings of Police

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

More cases involve recordings of police and how those police react to they're being recorded. 

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WNYC News

Drawing Parallels Between New York City and Baltimore

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The death of Freddiey Gray sparked rioting in Baltimore, much like the chokehold death of Eric Garner prompted massive protests here in New York.

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The Takeaway

Baltimore Burns as Anger Boils Over

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Chaos and violence broke out in the streets of Baltimore on Monday following the funeral service of Freddie Gray, an African-American man who was fatally injured while in police custody.

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The Takeaway

Real Voices of Baltimore

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

As the city looks to heal, we're bringing you a few moments after a night of fear, violence, and heartbreak. 

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The Takeaway

Chicago to Pay Millions to Victims of Police Torture

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Chicago's police department has a troubled past of violence, but a recent agreement surrounding a horrific torture case could be a step forward. 

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