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The Takeaway

Ferguson Juror Makes Moves to Tell All

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

A grand juror in the Darren Wilson case has filed suit against St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCullough, in an effort to speak publicly about the case. 

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WNYC News

At Second NYPD Funeral, Another Affront to de Blasio

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Scores of officers turned their backs on the mayor during his eulogy for slain Officer Wenjian Liu.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Year's Best Gabfest Edition

Friday, January 02, 2015

In segments culled from throughout 2014, David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss when to call the cops, the rise of political partyism, and whether to read Hillary Clinton's Hard Choices.

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WNYC News

For Second Term, Cuomo Pledges NY Will Lead the Way

Thursday, January 01, 2015

The governor made the pledge during the first of two inaugural addresses on New Years Day.

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WNYC News

Unity and Anger Mark Funeral of Slain NYPD Officer

Saturday, December 27, 2014

As thousands gathered in Queens to mourn Officer Rafael Ramos, some police turned their backs when Mayor de Blasio began to speak

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WNYC News

Somber Christmas At Brooklyn Shrine To Slain Cops

Thursday, December 25, 2014

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Mourners came from all over the city on Christmas Day to honor officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu at the Bedford Stuyvesant corner where they were killed by a gunman on Saturday.

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WNYC News

Demonstrators Turn Out, Ignoring De Blasio's Request

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Hundreds marched down Fifth Avenue, ignoring Mayor De Blasio's request to hold off on demonstrations.

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WNYC News

Memorials Bloom at Homes of Slain Officers

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A steady stream of mourners are paying respects to the families of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Governor Cuomo: 'Let's Bring The Temperature Down'

Monday, December 22, 2014

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo responds to this weekend's fatal shooting of two NYPD officers in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The History of Police Assassinations

Monday, December 22, 2014

Richard Aborn talks about the history of police assassinations and how this weekend's shooting compares.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: NYPD Revenge Killing, Saying Goodbye to Kabul, A Year of Reflection For the NFL

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Takeaway looks at the deaths of two NYPD officers, an NPR journalist explains why the news outlet is leaving Kabul, and a former player weighs in on the NFL's year of controversy.

The Takeaway

NYPD: No Peace on Earth, No Goodwill Toward All

Monday, December 22, 2014

Beyond the headline of a ruthless cop killing lies inflamed rhetoric that rocks a city.

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WNYC News

Bed-Stuy Mourns Slain Officers

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Residents gather to memorialize Officers Liu and Ramos, and some worry about what comes next.

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WNYC News

After Deadly Shooting, Wedge Grows Between de Blasio and Police

Sunday, December 21, 2014

"There's blood on many hands tonight," said the head of the Police Benevolent Association Saturday. "[It] starts on the steps of city hall in the office of the mayor."

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The Takeaway

Confronting This Year's Uncomfortable Struggle with Race

Friday, December 19, 2014

From Michael Brown in Ferguson to Eric Garner in Staten Island, black and white America seemed very far apart in 2014. Ta-Nehisi Coates reflects on the year and where we go from here.

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WNYC News

Tensions Mount Between Mayor, Police Unions

Monday, December 15, 2014

The conflict between Mayor de Blasio and the police unions has reached a new level of tension.

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WNYC News

NYPD Officers May Have Fabricated Witnesses and Evidence

Friday, December 12, 2014

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A number of gun arrests in Brooklyn point to a pattern of questionable police conduct.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Crunching the Data on Resisting Arrest

Friday, December 12, 2014

The WNYC data news team looks to the numbers to tell us more on race and the risk of being charged with resisting arrest.

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The Takeaway

Why It's So Hard to Discipline a Police Officer

Thursday, December 11, 2014

WNYC's Robert Lewis managed to get the story about one complaint against an NYPD last year, and it sheds new light on why disciplining police is so difficult.  

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WNYC News

Cops, Complaints and One Ugly Altercation Caught on Tape

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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When the NYPD beat up Nafeesah Hines’ boyfriend in her driveway, the Queens couple complained to the CCRB. Hear the cops testify — and the evidence Hines herself recorded. 

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