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New Novel Explores Pressures of Undercover Cops

Thursday, January 29, 2015

In Matthew Burgess's novel "Uncle Janice," a young undercover cop is anxious to meet her quota in order to earn a promotion.

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The Takeaway

Back Off: A Police Warning

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department says that he believes those stopped by police have to take more responsibility to ensure that a simple stop doesn't turn into a tragedy. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Child’s Unexpected Reaction to “The Talk” About Race And The Police

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Like many African-American parents, Dana Canedy recently decided to have "the talk" with her son about how he should to interact with police. She was not prepared for his response.

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The Takeaway

Ferguson & Gov. Jay Nixon's Leadership Crisis

Thursday, November 20, 2014

State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal represents an area that includes Ferguson, Missouri. She says that Gov. Jay Nixon is mishandling the growing crisis at the center of his state.

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WNYC News

Macy's Pays $650,000 to Settle Discrimination Claims

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

After an investigation, Macy's agrees to make changes.

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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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WNYC News

How Far Have We Come a Year After Stop and Frisk Ruling?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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One year ago, a federal judge ruled that the New York City Police Department regularly violated the constitutional rights of minorities through its misuse of stop and frisk.

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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

A Step to End Shop and Frisk

Thursday, April 03, 2014

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Security personnel at retail stores will now call 911 instead of individual police contacts if a customer is suspected of shoplifting.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Barneys, Macy's, and 'Shop and Frisk'

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Recent accusations of racial profiling at Barneys and Macy's -- and a controversy over Jay-Z's partnership with Barneys -- has started a conversation about "shop and frisk" and the role of African-American consumers, particularly at the luxury item level. Rashad Robinson, Executive Editor of ColorOfChange, discusses the cases and what it says about both race and business in America. 

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The Takeaway

Examining Stop-And-Frisk Around the Country

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The policy known as stop-and-frisk allowed police to stop, question, and frisk persons they deemed "reasonably suspect" of committing a crime was found to be unconstitutional. The decision is likely to have sweeping effects all across the country. Cecil Thomas is a former Cincinnati City Councilman and police officer, and Noel Gallo is an Oakland City Councilman. They explain their reactions.

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WNYC News

As Police Bills Are Vetoed, Commissioner Defends Tactics

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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Mayor Mike Bloomberg vetoed a pair of City Council bills proposing more police oversight on Tuesday, including one that would expand the definition of racial profiling. The veto came the same day Police Commissioner Ray Kelly defended his approach to crime fighting.

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WNYC News

Bills To Curb NYPD Head To Full Council

Monday, June 24, 2013

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The City Council voted Monday to bring two bills aimed at increasing oversight of the NYPD to a full floor vote later this week. The "motion to discharge" is a rare procedural move that allows a bill sponsor along with other Council members to bypass the committee process.

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Mayor, Kelly Clash With Council Over Bills to Curb Stop and Frisk

Monday, June 24, 2013

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A coalition of City Council members is pushing for a vote on two bills that would create greater oversight of the NYPD as part of a curbing of stop and frisk, despite strong opposition from the Bloomberg administration.

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The Takeaway

The National Impact of SB 1070's New Provisions

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Alabama State Senator Gerald Dial and Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice Zayne Smith discuss SCOTUS' provisions to SB 1070 and how it will impact other states dealing with immigration policy.

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The Takeaway

Shooting Death of 17-Year-Old Trayvon Martin Puts Scrutiny on Florida Self-Defense Laws

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

On February 26th, Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old black high school student was visiting his father in Sanford, Florida and watching the NBA All-Star game at a house in a gated community. At halftime, he walked to 7-Eleven to buy Skittles and Arizona Ice Tea. He was on his way back to the house when a neighborhood crime watch volunteer named George Zimmerman noticed him. Zimmerman was patrolling the neighborhood in his SUV. He called 911 to report "a real suspicious guy," and then took off after Martin. The details of what happened next are unclear, but other 911 calls from neighbors record screams for help and a gunshot. Martin was discovered dead with a bullet to his chest.

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WNYC News

NYPD's Stop-and-Frisks Reach Record Highs

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The NYPD conducted 684,330 stops in 2011, the highest number on record since the City Council started collecting stop-and-frisk data in 2002.  Twelve percent of the stops resulted in an arrest of summons, and one in every 666 stops resulted in an arrest for possession of a firearm.

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