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WNYC News

After Times Square Shooting, Focus Shifts to Preventing Violent Confrontations

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The fatal police shooting of a knife-wielding man in Times Square on Saturday has resulted in little political fallout. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Mayor Michael Bloomberg have said the shooting appeared to be justified and by the book. Instead, the focus has been on looking ahead to a time when such violent outcomes can be reduced in frequency, or avoided altogether.

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WNYC News

4 Teens Injured in NYC Playground Shooting

Monday, August 13, 2012

Four teens have been injured in a shooting at a Brooklyn playground. Police said the teens were at the playground on Fulton Street around 6:30 p.m. Monday when the shots were fired.

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WNYC News

NYPD Shoot, Kill Man Near Times Square

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The police shot and killed a man in Midtown Manhattan just blocks from Times Square on Saturday.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg: NYPD Officer Shot Will Leave Hospital Soon

Friday, August 10, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says an NYPD sergeant who was shot this week should be out of the hospital in a couple of days.

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WNYC News

Suspect Identified in Twitter Threat

Thursday, August 09, 2012

The New York Police Department confirmed they have identified the Twitter user who allegedly sent out a threat to commit a mass-shooting at a Broadway show.

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WNYC News

NYPD Officer Shot in Legs During Chase in Queens

Thursday, August 09, 2012

A New York City police sergeant who was shot in both legs on a Queens street was in stable condition Thursday morning, and police are questioning a suspect.

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The Takeaway

Wade Michael Page and the Retracted Government Report

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

A report written over three years ago warned of the dangers of homegrown terror. Was the government aware of the trouble brewing on the home front, or was this report a preemptive attempt to prevent violent outbursts like the Sikh shooting?

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The Takeaway

From Aurora to Oak Creek: Surviving Together

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

If you’ve ever survived a shocking, irrational tragedy, like September 11 or the Aurora movie theatre shooting, or this weekend’s attack on the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin, there’s no official guidebook for how to cope. But maybe there’s hope to be found by uniting with others who’ve faced what you’re facing.

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The Takeaway

Gunman Kills 6 at Sikh Temple Shooting

Monday, August 06, 2012

A gunman opened fire in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Sunday in an act of domestic terrorism. Details are still emerging from yesterday’s events, but it has been confirmed that a gunman killed six members of the church and wounded three.

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WNYC News

Gunman in Sikh Temple Attack Was White Supremacist

Sunday, August 05, 2012

The NYPD is increasing its presence around Sikh temples across the city "as a precaution" as authorities seek a motive for the Wisconsin shooting that left seven people dead, including the suspect, and three others critically wounded in what police called an act of domestic terrorism.

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WNYC News

Arrests Made in Brownsville Shooting That Wounded 6

Friday, August 03, 2012

Police have arrested two 19-year-olds for allegedly shooting out of a Volkswagen Jetta in Brownsville, Brooklyn, last weekend and injuring six people, including a 2-year-old.

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WNYC News

Funeral For 4-Year-Old Boy Becomes a Call to Action

Thursday, August 02, 2012

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The short life of a young boy killed by a stray bullet at a basketball tournament in the Bronx was remembered Wednesday night in Harlem.

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WNYC News

Third Arrest in Shooting Death of 4-Year Old

Friday, July 27, 2012

A third man has been arrested in connection to the shootout last weekend that killed a 4-year-old boy.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Batman and Robins Edition

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner and Dana Stevens discuss "The Dark Knight Rises" and the shooting in Colorado, as well as Christian Marclay's art installation "The Clock." Plus Slate editor Laura Helmuth joins them to talk about birding, Jonat

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WNYC News

Teen Questioned in Killing of 4-Year-Old Bronx Boy

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A 17-year-old is being questioned in the shooting death of a 4-year-old boy in the Bronx over the weekend.

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WNYC News

Security Up at Area Theaters Following Colo. Shooting

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The NYPD will continue to beef up security at area movie theaters this weekend after a gunman killed at least 12 at a midnight premiere of the new Batman movie in a Denver suburb Friday.

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The Takeaway

Movie Date: 'The Dark Knight Rises'

Friday, July 20, 2012

From plot points to conspiracy theories to the tragic shooting in Colorado, Rafer and Kristen look at "The Dark Knight Rises," and the drama that's surrounded the film.

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WNYC News

NYC Man Indicted; Accused of Shooting at Police

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A man accused of firing a bullet that was deflected by a police officer's gun belt has been indicted on attempted murder charges.

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Schoolbook

Following Shooting, Bullying Is Again in the Spotlight

Monday, March 12, 2012

School communities are turning yet again to issues of bullying, guns and violence following the shooting rampage two weeks ago at Chardon High School near Cleveland. On WNYC's "The Brian Lehrer Show" on Monday, Jessie Klein, an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice at Adelphi University, makes the case that bullying, while hardly a new phenomenon, is a growing crisis in American schools that stems from a culture of competition and aggression.

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WNYC News

Shooting at UC Berkeley, Suspect in Custody

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A man with a gun was shot by police Tuesday inside the business school at the University of California, Berkeley, after hundreds of students and anti-Wall Street activists descended on the campus for a day of protests.

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