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WNYC News

This Is the Face of Broken Windows

Monday, September 15, 2014

WNYC
Far from a rogue cop, the officer who applied the fatal chokehold to Eric Garner was the personification of the NYPD strategy of making low-level arrests to prevent more serious crime.

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PRI's The World

Colombia's undercover, anti-groping squad is patrolling public buses in Bogota

Friday, September 12, 2014

Women around the world often feel vulnerable to groping and sexual harassment when they ride on crowded public transit. And it can be hard to catch offenders. So the police in Colombia's capital, Bogota, have created a new squad of mostly female officers to catch those who harass — and to support female riders.

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The Takeaway

Police Seize Billions in Cash Without Warrants

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Thousands of drivers have had cash taken by police even though they weren't charged with a crime. According to a new report, police across the country have taken $2.5 billion since 2001.

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The Takeaway

Inside the Birth of America's SWAT Teams

Monday, September 08, 2014

The Retro Report team is back with a new season of mini-documentaries. This week, the team looks at the history of the militarization of the police and the birth of SWAT teams.

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The Takeaway

Police Departments Lose Military Equipment

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Over 150 police departments have been suspended from a controversial Pentagon program that transfers military equipment to state and local police. Among the reasons—they lost weapons.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Is New York Safe For The DNC? NYPD Sergeants Union Says No

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ed Mullins of the Sergeants Benevolent Association says the mayor’s policies could take the city back “to the bad old days.” And, he added, Al Sharpton isn’t helping.

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WNYC News

Police Union Opposes NYC's Bid for the Democratic National Convention

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

WNYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio accuses a local police union of "fear-mongering," after its leader publishes an open letter.

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WNYC News

What NJ Police Are Doing with Mine-Resistant Trucks

Friday, August 22, 2014

WNYC
Last year, police departments in New Jersey received $20 million in donated military equipment from the federal government. The next step: figuring out how, and why, to use it.

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The Takeaway

New Approach to Domestic Violence Saves Lives

Thursday, August 21, 2014

An integrated team approach—with help from police, hospitals and the courts—has successfully prevented domestic violence homicides in Massachusetts.

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The Takeaway

From Father to Son: Dealing with Police While Black

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A black father instructs his son on how to best handle police harassment, and recalls the similar conversations he had with his father about 40 years ago.

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The Takeaway

Confronting White Privilege in a National Crisis

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A young white man, born and raised in St. Louis, shares his thoughts on the fault lines separating black and white America, and confronting privilege during a national crisis.

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The Takeaway

Ferguson: The Hard Realities of Race & Justice

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A longtime public defender examines how the events in Ferguson have highlighted a racial divide in the way communities see the criminal justice system.

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The Takeaway

White Sheriff Talks Race, Police With His Black Son

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Fisher-Paulson is white; his adopted son is black. Here he reflects on conversations about race and police as protests continue in Ferguson.

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The Takeaway

Ferguson's Tense Start to the School Year

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

As violence continues in Ferguson, teachers face the added task of comforting and protecting students, while some school districts have had to delay the start of school altogether. 

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WNYC News

Mayor and Police Respond to Uptick In Shootings

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city's police force is zeroing in on the sites of 23 shootings this past weekend.

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PRI's The World

Gunmen pull off a movie-style heist on a Saudi prince's motorcade

Monday, August 18, 2014

Heavily armed men pulled off a dramatic heist near Paris on Sunday. The attackers hit a Saudi prince's motorcade and made off with cash and sensitive documents — but no one has figured out why.

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The Takeaway

Faith and the National Guard: Two Plans for Peace in Ferguson

Monday, August 18, 2014

Missouri's governor sent the National Guard into Ferguson today. Local churches are taking a different approach.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Street Arrests in America, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Why do police encounters over minor infractions escalate so quickly?

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WNYC News

Missouri Teen Shot 6 Times, Including Twice In Head

Monday, August 18, 2014

A preliminary private autopsy has found that an unarmed black teenager killed by a white officer in Missouri was shot at least six times, including twice in the head.

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PRI's The World

In France, Ferguson protests stir memories of suburban riots

Friday, August 15, 2014

The death of Michael Brown and the protests in Ferguson have provoked lots of conversation about the militarization of the police in the United States. France has its own history of racial tensions and riots, and the week's events have reminded some French people of tenser times.

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