Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Two police officers in New York City fatally shot a teenage boy who they said pointed a gun at them after they approached him on a Brooklyn street, authorities said.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
In Brownsville, Brooklyn, the neighborhood with some of the highest crime rates in the city, news of impending state gun legislation is met with tepid optimism.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
More than twenty years ago, Suzanna Gratia Hupp witnessed the death of her parents at the hands of a gunman at a Luby's cafeteria in Killeen Texas. Since then, she's remained vocal on the topic of gun control and pushed for laws allowing concealed handguns as a legislator in the Texas House of Representatives.
Thursday, January 03, 2013
A wounded New York City police officer has left the hospital, while another two were recovering Friday, hours after being shot in separate incidents that left one suspect dead and four under arrest.
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Amardeep Kaleka, and his brother Pardeep, traveled to India this week to pay tribute to their father, who was killed in the Sikh temple shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin earlier this year. They talk about the long journey that's taken them from Oak Creek to India, and the stops they've made in between to advocate for stronger gun control laws in America.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Paul Barrett, assistant managing editor of Bloomberg Businessweek and author of Glock:The Rise of America's Gun, discusses how reactions after shootings have influenced gun control in the past, and how different weapons might require different legislation. Plus: reaction to the NRA press conference this morning.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
By Ailsa Chang
Two neighborhoods are still reeling from two fatal shootings on Friday. A gunman opened fired near the Empire State Building, leaving nine injured and two dead, including the shooter. A few hours earlier, a 13-year-old boy had become the latest child shooting victim when he was killed a few blocks away from his Brownsville home. Midtown Manhattan and Brownsville, Brooklyn: neighborhoods that have had vastly different experiences with gun violence.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
By Jorteh Senah
The recent surge of shootings in New York City was on the mind of Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, especially as local police discussed security measures with the organizers of a basketball tournament where a recent shooting occurred.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
On the fall of 2005, New Orleans was in the grip of one of the worst natural and social disasters in American history: Hurricane Katrina. And six days after Katrina hit, it became clear the disaster went beyond rising water, poorly constructed levees, and questionable relief efforts. Laura Maggi of the Times Picayune joins us from New Orleans to tell us about the sentencing and aftermath of the Danziger Bridge case.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
By Ailsa Chang
Legal Experts say a new change to the New York Police Department's policy for using deadly force will do nothing to shield officers from liability in lawsuits brought by innocent bystanders injured in crossfire.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
There is a growing sentiment in in Miami that black men are being targeted violently by local police officers. Seven African American male suspects have been fatally shot by Miami police in the past eight months. Adding to the tension, some think, is the fact all of the officers who pulled the trigger in those shootings were Hispanic. City Commissioner Richard Dunn has called for Police Chief Miguel Exposito to step down. The Takeaway talks to Chief Exposito about the community’s calls for new leadership.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
A community grows more and more restless everyday in Miami over the concern that black men may have recently become the target of violence by local police officers. Seven African American male suspects have been fatally shot by Miami police in the past eight months. Adding to the tension there, all of the officers who pulled the trigger in those shootings were Hispanic.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The NYPD will be forced to release more than a decade of reports detailing incidents of police shooting at civilians as the result of a State Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday. Since 1997, there have been more than 800 incidents of officers firing at civilians.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
A cop mistakenly shot an elderly Bronx man in the stomach during a drug bust early Saturday after police forced their way the apartment, officials said.