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WNYC News

Arrest Made in Fatal Subway Shooting

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Police say 28-year-old Joscelyn Evering was charged Wednesday with assault and menacing stemming from Tuesday's encounter at a Brooklyn subway station.

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WNYC News

Two in Custody After Fatal Shooting at Subway Station

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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Police say the shooting happened on the mezzanine section of the Borough Hall station.

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Storycorps

Yusor Abu-Salha and Mussarut Jabeen

Friday, February 13, 2015

In May 2014, Yusor Abu-Salha (R)–one of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill–recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen (L), who was her 3rd grade teacher. In fact, all three of the victims–Yusor, her husband, Deah Barakat, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha–attended Jabeen’s school. Mussarut Jabeen returned recently to talk about Yusor’s death.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 414: My Name is Yusor

Friday, February 13, 2015

In May 2014, Yusor Abu-Salha–one of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill–recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen, who was her 3rd grade teacher. In fact, all three of the victims–Yusor, her husband, Deah Barakat, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha–attended Jabeen’s school. Mussarut Jabeen returned recently to talk about Yusor’s death.

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On The Media

Don't Say His Name

Friday, January 30, 2015

As jury selection in the trial of the Aurora shooter proceeds, families of the victims implore the media to refrain from using the gunman's name. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A True Tale of Urban Crime

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A new book shines a light on urban crime through the investigation of a young man's murder in South Los Angeles.

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The Takeaway

The Trials and Tribulations of the Capital Jury

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jurors will hear testimony that will be graphically violent and harrowing, and they will have to decide whether Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes should be executed.

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The Takeaway

Attack in Ottawa Leaves Canada Reeling

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A gunman killed a soldier at the Canadian National War Memorial in Ottawa and opened fire in Parliament before he was shot and killed.

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WQXR Blog

New York Violinist Found Slain in Summer Home

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Two men were charged on Friday with murder in the death of Mary Whitaker, a violinist who performed with the Westchester Philharmonic and other New York ensembles.
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On The Media

The Breaking News Consumer's Handbook

Friday, August 01, 2014

In September of 2013 we created a list of best practices that will help you, the media consumer, weed out bad information reported by the media in the wake of mass shootings. Why? Because the news after such events is invariably wrong in key respects.

You can see our print version of the Breaking News Consumer's Handbook by following this link, or you can print it out as a PDF the next time there's a breaking news event.

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WNYC News

NYPD Detective and Federal Marshals Shot in Greenwich Village

Monday, July 28, 2014

An attempt to serve a warrant to a suspect in a sexual assault turned into a shootout near a busy subway station in Greenwich Village. 

 

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WNYC News

Thousands Line Jersey City Streets for Funeral of Fallen Police Officer

Friday, July 18, 2014

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Officer Melvin Santiago's life was celebrated in Jersey City, but his death has raised fear among residents.

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New Jersey News

Fatal Essex County Carjacking One of 400 Stolen Cars This Year

Monday, December 16, 2013

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The death of Dustin Friedland, shot and killed in Short Hills, N.J., is the latest of 400 carjackings in Essex County so far this year.

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New Jersey News

NJ Mall Shooter Didn't Want to Hurt Anyone but Himself, Say Authorities

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

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Authorities say they do not believe the alleged gunman who killed himself after causing a lockdown at New Jersey's largest shopping mall Monday night wanted to hurt other people.

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New Jersey News

Updated: Paramus Mall Shooter Found Dead

Monday, November 04, 2013

Update: Authorities say they have found the body of the suspected gunman who opened fire late Monday night at Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall in Northern New Jersey. The body was found in an area under construction and inaccessible to the public. The Bergen County Prosecutor says the alleged shooter, 20-year-old Richard Shoop of Teaneck, N.J. apparently killed himself.

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WNYC News

NJ Police: Dad Called, Worried about LAX Suspect

Friday, November 01, 2013

The young man from New Jersey believed to have carried out a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport had sent a sibling a text message mentioning suicide, leading their father to seek authorities' help in finding him, a New Jersey police chief said Friday.

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WNYC News

Security Increased at JFK, LGA, EWR After Los Angeles Airport Shooting

Friday, November 01, 2013

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it has increased its airport patrols as a precaution in the wake of the Los Angeles airport shooting.

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WNYC News

Police Searching for Suspect Who Shot 2 Near Roosevelt Field Mall

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A shooting near a Long Island Mall put law enforcement on high alert today. Now, hundreds of police are still searching for the alleged assailant.

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On The Media

The Breaking News Consumer's Handbook

Friday, September 20, 2013

We've decided to bring you a list of best practices that will help you, the media consumer, weed out bad information the next time an event like this takes place.

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WNYC News

Navy Yard Shooter Is From NYC

Monday, September 16, 2013

The man who authorities have identified as the shooter in Monday's deadly rampage at the Washington Navy Yard is from Queens. The FBI says 34-year-old Aaron Alexis was born in Flushing.

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