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WNYC News

Feds Find Newark Police Engaged in 'Unconstitutional Policing'

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Justice Department found excessive force and inadequate accountability.

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Life of the Law

Two Sides of a River

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sometimes what’s considered as socially acceptable behavior can also be technically unlawful. Reporter Jason Albert follows one city as it grapples with how to enforce laws in a public park without unnecessarily restricting public use.

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WNYC News

'Modified Duty' For Medics After Fatal NYC Arrest

Monday, July 21, 2014

Four emergency workers involved in the medical response to a man who died in police custody have been barred from responding to 911 calls.

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WNYC News

Old Cops Teach New Picks

Monday, July 21, 2014

WNYC

As shootings spike this summer, hundreds of rookies have been paired with veteran cops in some of the city's busiest precincts — the vanguard of a new, community-friendly philosophy in the NYPD.

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WNYC News

Thousands Line Jersey City Streets for Funeral of Fallen Police Officer

Friday, July 18, 2014

WNYC

Officer Melvin Santiago's life was celebrated in Jersey City, but his death has raised fear among residents.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: Excessive Force, Racial Profiling, and An Infamous Crime Boss

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Our weekend podcast consists of a round up of the week's best interviews, top stories, and a few exclusive segments: 1. Mass Police Chase in Cleveland Prompts DOJ Investigation | 2. Excessive Force Sparks DOJ Review of Seattle Police | 3.In Trayvon Martin's Hometown, Police Policy is 'Stop & Frisk on Steroids' | 4. New Documentary Goes Inside the Trial of Mobster Whitey Bulger

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The Takeaway

Policing the Police: Seattle

Thursday, June 26, 2014

After several high-profile incidents where the Seattle Police Department used excessive force, a DOJ report found that the police department used biased practices and excessive force. Now, a new police chief is working to manage the department as it works under a controversial “consent decree."

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The Takeaway

Siri Breaks Down Why Police Can't Search Cell-Phones

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

In a unanimous decision issued today, the Supreme Court ruled that police cannot search cell-phones without first obtaining a warrant. Want to know why? We asked Siri.

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The Takeaway

Your Guide to Court Decisions on Aereo and Cell-Phones

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that Aereo violates the Copyright Act–the ruling is seen as a major victory for television's biggest broadcasters.

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The Takeaway

Policing the Police: Cincinnati

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Cincinnati Police Department's fraught relationship with the community came to a head on April 7, 2001, when a police patrolman shot and killed a 19-year-old African-American. With help from a DOJ mediator, the Cincinnati Police revitalized their relationship with the community. 

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The Takeaway

Policing the Police: Cleveland

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

As part of The Takeaway's weeklong look into police departments, we head to Ohio for a look at Department of Justice investigation into Cleveland's police department, and the case that prompted the federal investigation.

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The Takeaway

Policing the Police: New Jersey

Monday, June 23, 2014

The force is with you - and it's expensive. Internal fighting cost New Jersey taxpayers $29 million last year, and the Garden State isn't alone.  

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The High Cost of Cop V. Cop Lawsuits in NJ

Thursday, June 19, 2014

In New Jersey, cops suing other cops accounts for expensive settlements, where costs are passed onto taxpayers. Independent journalist Sally Herships discusses why police departments don't seem to do much to mediate internal disputes before they go to court.

 

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WNYC News

A Tale of Two Heroin Arrests

Friday, June 13, 2014

WNYC

Paterson, NJ, was the place to go for affluent suburbanites looking to buy heroin. Then the undercover cops swept in. Hear how it all played out.

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The Takeaway

Police Departments See Influx of War Gear

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

As America’s wars wind down, police departments are ramping up. The military’s surplus of weapons and machinery are falling into the hands of state and local law enforcement. Some community members say the equipment is unnecessary and potentially dangerous.

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The Takeaway

In Trayvon Martin's Hometown, Police Policy is 'Stop & Frisk on Steroids'

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

“New York City stop-and-frisk on steroids” is how some have described the Miami Gardens Police Department's approach to questioning neighborhood residents. Since 2008, the number of people who have been stopped and questioned by police totals more than half the area population.

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WNYC News

Union Says Delay Cost Officer His Life

Thursday, May 29, 2014

WNYC

When firefighters arrived to put out a blaze in a Coney Island high rise last month, they didn’t know two police offers lay trapped in the 13th floor hallway until it was too late. One officer died in a tragic failure to communicate.

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The Takeaway

FBI, DEA Now Required to Videotape Interrogations

Friday, May 23, 2014

Starting on July 11, 2014, agents from the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Marshals Service will be required to videotape their interrogations, with a few exceptions.  

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The Takeaway

NYPD Uses Jails to Recruit Muslim Informants

Monday, May 12, 2014

According to documents obtained by our partner The New York Times, a team of NYPD detectives have been going through the city's jails looking for Muslim immigrants in order to turn them into informants.

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The Takeaway

Can You Trust the Cops?

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Protesters plan to crowd a city council meeting scheduled for Thursday to voice their complaints against the Albuquerque Police Department in the wake of several police killings that have caused outrage.

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