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Police Brutality

The Takeaway

The Weekender: Searching For Justice and Empathy

Saturday, May 02, 2015

In a special extended interview, actor Wendell Pierce of "The Wire" discusses the unrest in Baltimore, inequality, and police brutality.

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The Takeaway

Six Officers to Be Charged in Death of Freddie Gray

Friday, May 01, 2015

Baltimore prosecutors have announced that they have probable cause to file homicide, manslaughter and misconduct charges against the officers involved in the the death of Freddie Gray.

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The Takeaway

After Riots, The Orioles Play to An Empty Stadium

Thursday, April 30, 2015

In the wake of rioting and unrest in Baltimore, the Orioles played to an empty stadium as fans were locked out outside.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Criminal Justice Reform and the 2016 Presidential Race

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Brennan Center's Nicole Austin-Hillery & Daily News columnist Harry Siegel talk about this "national moment" and whether the unrest in Baltimore will lead to criminal justice reform.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Peaceful Protest and the Baltimore Riots

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A faction of Baltimore's largely peaceful protests turned violent Monday night in reaction to the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of the police. Jonathan Capehart offers his thoughts.

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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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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

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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The Takeaway

Baltimore Pushed to The Brink

Monday, April 27, 2015

This weekend in Baltimore, thousands of protesters took to the streets demanding answers from police over the death of Freddie Gray. 

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WNYC News

First-Time Director Works To Uncover the Truth About Tasers

Friday, April 24, 2015

Tasers were thought to be the perfect non-lethal weapon, but a new film explores whether they're too good to be true.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When Child Support Becomes a 'Debtor’s Prison'

Friday, April 17, 2015

Estimates put the number of people incarcerated for unpaid child support at roughly 50,000, and this disproportionately affects African-American men.

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On The Media

The Right to Record Police

Friday, April 17, 2015

While bystander cellphone videos can shed light on police misconduct, the right to film the cops is not always guaranteed. 

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WNYC News

Off-Duty Officer Drew Gun During Protest

Thursday, April 16, 2015

New York City police say the officer was being assaulted when he drew his weapon during Tuesday's protest against police brutality.    

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WNYC News

Should the Officer in South Carolina Have Done More to Save Walter Scott's Life?

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The officer in South Carolina handcuffed the dying man, but he didn't appear to try to help. 

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WNYC News

DA Says No Politics in Police Prosecutions

Thursday, February 19, 2015

WNYC
Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson has won indictments against more cops for brutality in one year than his predecessor did in five. But Thompson tells WNYC it has nothing to do with politics.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Nationwide March Against Police Violence

Monday, December 15, 2014

We reflect on Saturday's National March Against Police Violence.

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WNYC News

Cops, Complaints and One Ugly Altercation Caught on Tape

Thursday, December 11, 2014

WNYC
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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Schoolbook

Garner Decision Galvanizes NYC High School Activists

Friday, December 05, 2014

WNYC
High school activists are demonstrating, launching Facebook campaigns, and teaching others as the impact of the Eric Garner grand jury decision ripples through their lives.
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The Takeaway

Why the White House Isn't Fighting Police Militarization

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

A closer look at the White House's apparent reluctance to revise a policy that puts military weapons into the hands of community police departments.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Deadly Force for Broken Windows

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WNYC investigative reporter Robert Lewis discusses his examination of the record of the police officer who put the chokehold on Eric Garner.

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