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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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WNYC News

Four Injured at Lower Manhattan Nightclub Shooting

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Four people were shot and injured during a dispute inside a lower Manhattan nightclub early Thursday morning, police said.

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New Jersey News

Newark: 10 Homicides in 10 Days

Thursday, September 05, 2013

The shooting of a 14-year old boy Wednesday evening in in the courtyard of Newark's Riverview Terrance housing complex is the city's tenth homicide in 10 days.

Police Director Samuel DeMaio says that while so many killings in just over a week is a horrible toll, it doesn't necessarily represent an uptick in violence. Newark is still on pace to have roughly the same number of homicides as last year.

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WNYC News

Baby Slain in Stroller, Pols Reflect on City Policing

Monday, September 02, 2013

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As New York City police are investigating the shooting death of one-year-old Antiq Hennis -- who was killed in his stroller while on a walk with his parents Sunday evening -- city politicians are using the tragedy to debate the city’s policing tactics.

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WNYC News

NYPD Officer Shot on Duty in Brooklyn

Friday, July 05, 2013

A police officer was shot in the leg late Thursday night while patrolling a public housing development in East New York, Brooklyn.

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WNYC News

School Doors Close on a Tragic Year

Friday, June 21, 2013

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June 21 is the last day of school for students at Sandy Hook Elementary. The year is finishing with four first-grade classes, down from five, after a gunman killed 20 students in December. One Sandy Hook family, whose daughter just finished first grade at the school, describes their recovery as taking "two steps forward and two steps back."

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WNYC News

Cop Who Shot Ramarley Graham Back in Court

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A police officer accused of shooting an unarmed 18-year-old in the Bronx last February was back in court Tuesday.

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WNYC News

In Harm's Way: Remembering the Life of Kimani Gray

Friday, March 15, 2013

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It’s been nearly a week since 16-year-old Kimani Gray was shot by plainclothes officers in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Days of protest have followed with people in the community expressing anger as the city defended the officers' use of deadly force. His mother, Carol Gray, has been struggling this week to separate the details of her son’s life with how he died.

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WNYC News

Mother of Slain Teen Calls for Justice, Mayor Defends NYPD

Thursday, March 14, 2013

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The mother of a 16-year-old boy shot and killed by police last weekend said her son was not part of a gang and never hurt anyone. 

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The Takeaway

'Gun Guys' Challenges the Stereotypes about Firearms and Those Who Love Them

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The classic American "gun guy" is shotgun-toting John Wayne, riding his way through cowboy movies like "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon," "El Dorado," and "True Grit."  Author Dan Baum describes himself as more of a Woody Allen than a John Wayne, and yet he has loved guns since his first successful shoot at the age of five. Baum describes his unlikely passion for firearms in his new book, "Gun Guys: A Road Trip."

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Freakonomics Radio

How to Think About Guns

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

No one wants mass shootings. Unfortunately, no one has a workable plan to stop them either.

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WNYC News

Police Seeking 4 in Shooting of Teen

Monday, January 07, 2013

New York City police are seeking four "persons of interest" in the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy Friday.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway | January 2, 2013

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

President Obama Expected to Sign Fiscal Cliff Bill | Reexamining America's Mental Health System | After a Spate of Mass Shootings, Oak Creek Victims Reflect on the Year  | Embracing Humiliation | Comets to Watch for in 2013 | Who Will Be the NFL's MVP? | Pulitzer-Prize Winning Photographer on Covering Tragedy

Schoolbook

Arm the Schools? NYC Educators and Parents Respond to NRA's Proposal

Friday, December 21, 2012

The NRA's proposal to put armed security guards or police officers in every public schools was mostly met with outrage by parents, teachers and educators in New York City. We have a roundup of views plus one Staten Island parent's call for using retired police officers to bolster school security.

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It's A Free Country ®

Watch: President Obama Addresses Conn. School Shooting

Friday, December 14, 2012

President Barack Obama delivered a statement about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday. Watch the video and read the remarks.

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WNYC News

Arrest Made in Deaths of 3 NY Shopkeepers

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New York City police say they've arrested a low-end clothing dealer in the killings of three shopkeepers.

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WNYC News

Man Pleads Not Guilty in Death of NY Policeman

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A man accused of fatally shooting a Nassau County police officer and another man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

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WNYC News

Off-Duty NYPD Officer Recovering From Surgery

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The off-duty officer who was shot by a suspect in a Bronx robbery had the bullet removed at a Bronx hospital on Thursday where he is surrounded by his family.

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WNYC News

Police Shoot Armed Suspect in Brooklyn

Friday, October 12, 2012

The NYPD says a man wounded by police Thursday night in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, had opened fire on officers first.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Violence in South African mining and the Julian Assange embassy imbroglio

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Violence in South African mining and the Julian Assange embassy imbroglio

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