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The Brian Lehrer Show

Response to the Kimani Gray Shooting

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Jumaane Williams, New York City councilmember (D-45) representing Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, and Canarsie in Brooklyn, discusses the NYPD shooting of 16-year-old Kimani Gray in Brooklyn and Monday night's protest in response to the incident.

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WNYC News

NYC Cops Fatally Shoot Teen Who They Say was Armed

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.

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WNYC News

In High-Crime Brownsville, Albany Debate on Guns Feels Long Overdue

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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.

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The Takeaway

'If Only I'd Had a Gun'

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.

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WNYC News

NYPD Officers Shot, Wounded in Separate Incidents

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.

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The Takeaway

After a Spate of Mass Shootings, Oak Creek Victims Reflect on the Year

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

One Week After Newtown; NRA Speaks

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.

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WNYC News

Police: 5 Shot and at Least 2 Dead in Los Angeles

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Five people were shot and at least two died in shootings at a business and a residence in a Los Angeles suburb Wednesday.

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WNYC News

Shootings in the City: A Tale of Two Neighborhoods

Saturday, August 25, 2012

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.

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WNYC News

Rucker Park Tournament Resumes Amid Tighter Security

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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.

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WNYC News

6 Wounded in Brownsville Shooting

Monday, July 30, 2012

Six people, including two children, were wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn Sunday evening.

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The Takeaway

Seven Years Later, Danziger Bridge Shooters Sentenced

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.

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WNYC News

NYPD Deadly Force Policy Revision Does Nothing To Insulate Officers From Liability, Lawyers Say

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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. 

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The Takeaway

Miami Police Chief Facing Pressure After Shootings

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. 

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The Takeaway

Tensions in Miami Over Police-Involved Shootings

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.

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WNYC News

Court Orders NYPD to Release Hundreds of Shooting Reports

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.

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WNYC News

Elderly Man Mistakenly Shot by Cop During Bronx Drug Bust

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.

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