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Policing

The Brian Lehrer Show

Big Changes For the Summons Process

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Queens city councilman discusses two proposals to decriminalize common, low-level offenses.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When Strangers Police Moms

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A writer talks about how her life was turned upside down when a stranger called the police after seeing her leave her child in the car.

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The Takeaway

DOJ: Philly Police Shoot Locals Nearly Once a Week

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The results of a DOJ investigation into the Philadelphia Police Department found that officers are shooting at citizens frequently and not receiving adequate training. 

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The Takeaway

Justice Department Taskforce Recommends Criminal Justice Reforms

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

On Monday, a Justice Department taskforce announced a series of recommendations to reform law enforcement nationwide.

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WNYC News

Bratton Confirms NYPD Work Slowdown

Friday, January 09, 2015

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is confirming a work slowdown, following reports that criminal summonses have declined by 90 percent.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Jersey's US Attorney on Problems in Policing and the Justice System

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

While the Eric Garner civil rights investigation continues, U.S. Attorney for the district of New Jersey, Paul Fishman, talks about "unconstitutional policing" in NJ's police department.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Tipping Point on Race and Justice? 'Yes, Absolutely.'

Friday, December 12, 2014

Brooklyn D.A. Ken Thompson says the people elected him to keep them safe from all crimes, including acts of police brutality. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Police-Community Divide

Friday, December 12, 2014

John Jay College of Criminal Justice professor David Kennedy talks about initiatives that bridge the gap between communities and police.

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WNYC News

DeBlasio, Bratton Unveil Details of Police Retraining

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD are unveiling more details about new police training designed to improve police-community relations.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Six Months In, Has de Blasio Ended 'Stop-and-Frisk Era'?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A promise to change how the NYPD conducts stops was a centerpiece of the mayor's campaign. Now stops are way down, as is overall crime, but shootings are up, particularly in housing projects. We assess six months of the de Blasio-Bratton era, and hear from you on how the new policing style is shaking out.

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WNYC News

Now Hired: The Man Who Will Look Over the NYPD's Shoulder

Friday, March 28, 2014

The police department has a new watchdog.

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WNYC News

NYCLU Makes Policing Recommendations to the Mayor-Elect

Thursday, November 14, 2013

WNYC

One of the NYPD's fiercest watchdogs is detailing how to push the reset button for policing under the de Blasio administration.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Policing; City Opera in Trouble; Global Poverty; Adam Curtis

Monday, September 30, 2013

The 30 Issues in 30 Days election series continues with a week of conversations about policing. New York State Senator Eric Adams and Pastor Gilford Monrose from East Flatbush discuss crime in the city; George Steel, general manager and artistic director of the New York City Opera discusses their financial troubles; Vanity Fair contributing editor Nina Munk on her new book The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty; and filmmaker Adam Curtis talks about this new collaboration with the band Massive Attack.

WNYC News

Roosevelt Islanders Call on Safety Chief to Quit

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Around 100 islanders marched in the streets Sunday. They said that under Guerra's leadership, the Department has been needlessly confrontational, especially with teenagers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Following Up: Should Cops Live in the Neighborhoods they Police?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

We follow up on a theme that emerged during our special with WBEZ on gun violence in New York and Chicago. How much does it matter that police live in or be familiar with the neighborhoods they police? Should cops be required to live in their beat neighborhoods? Cops and residents alike, call 212-433-9692, or post your comment here.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

East Flatbush Violence: Community Leaders React

Friday, March 15, 2013

Details surrounding the shooting of 16-year-old Kimani Gray in East Flatbush are still emerging. And in the wake of the incident, protests and rioting have touched on larger issues of youth violence, police tactics, and economic development. We convene a conversation with Pastor Gilford Monrose, Mt. Zion Church of God (7th Day), activist and community liaisonShanduke McPhatter of G-M.A.C.C. Inc. (Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes Inc.); and Eric Waterman, president of East Flatbush Village, a community youth services organization.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYPD and Community Policing

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Violent crime rates have risen since the summer began, and Commissioner Ray Kelly has commented that community leaders are not doing enough to curtail the spike. New York City District 45 council member Jumaane Williams (representing Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, and Canarsie in Brooklyn) and District 8 council member Melissa Mark-Viverito (representing the Upper East Side, Spanish Harlem/El Barrio/East Harlem, Manhattan Valley, part of the Upper West Side and part of Mott Haven in the Bronx) join us to discuss the issue, along with NYPD policing.

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WNYC News

Timeline | The City's Use of Stop-and-Frisk

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

WBEZ

Stop-and-frisk has been an NYPD tool for decades, but in recent years there has been increased criticism over the number of stops, and more importantly the people targeted for stops — overwhelmingly black or Latino males. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the NYPD has defended the practice, saying it has helped get guns off the streets and keep the number of homicides down. WNYC created an interactive look back at the start of the policy, the legal challenges it has faced, as well as how the numbers have increased over time.

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The Takeaway

Cameron Recruits US 'Supercop' to Advise on UK Gangs

Monday, August 15, 2011

British Prime Minister David Cameron has responded to last week's riots by bringing in outside counsel. On Saturday, Cameron announced that he’ll be seeking advisement from Bill Bratton, an American policeman with a history of combating street crime. Bratton served as New York City police commissioner under Rudy Guiliani, and as chief of police in Los Angeles he overhauled the police department after the 1992 Los Angeles riots. The British media are calling Bratton a "supercop," but the British Police have not taken kindly to the announcement.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Policing: Stats with Heart

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

In light of ongoing questions about CompStat's use in the NYPD, Eugene O'Donnell, former police officer, former prosecutor, and professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, discusses whether it's possible to balance statistics and community policing.

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