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Stop and Frisk's Rise Threatens Bloomberg's Crime Legacy

Monday, October 07, 2013

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You may think that stop and frisk as a political issue has been with us forever. But you'd be wrong.  It's only been two years since the issue has been a mainstream controversy — one that threatens to tarnish Mayor Michael Bloomberg's considerable positive achievements in reducing crime. This is the story of how that happened -- the next installment in our series "New York Remade: The Bloomberg Years"

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Quinn Legal Filing Calls For Immediate Action on Stop and Frisk

Sunday, September 01, 2013

With just over a week to go before the mayoral primary, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is keeping up the pressure on the Bloomberg Administration over the NYPD's use of "stop and frisk."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYPD News Round-up

Friday, August 30, 2013

Murray Weiss, columnist and Criminal Justice Editor at DNAinfo, talks about the confusion surrounding a new law passed by the City Council. Some officers and police unions think it will make individual cops liable in court in discrimination suits. Plus, he'll discuss how murder rates are still low despite the sharp drop in stop and frisk implementation; and the future of the force as retirement looms for many cops who joined 20 years ago.

 

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A Friend's Take on the City's New Police Monitor

Thursday, August 15, 2013

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Unless the city wins an appeal in its effort to block reforms to the NYPD's stop and frisk tactic, one immediate change is that an independent monitor, named by the court, will soon begin his work overseeing the department. Peter Zimroth, a litigator with the private law firm Arnold and Porter, has a long resume as an attorney.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Spitzer-Stringer Debate; NYPD Monitor; Txtng While Driving

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

We start the show with highlights from the Spitzer-Stringer comptroller debate Brian co-moderated last night. Then Samuel Walker, a criminal justice expert who testified in the stop-and-frisk federal trial, talks about what a monitor for the NYPD would do and what authority they have in other police forces. Plus: your calls on this primary day for the empty Senate seat in New Jersey; the message from AG Eric Holder on minimum sentencing and criminal justice reform; advice on starting a fulfilling business; and your calls on how you resist the urge to text while driving.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Stop and Frisk Stats; Africa Policy; TWA 800; Bad Neuroscience

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg said that the NYPD "disproportionately stops whites too much and minorities too little." We'll take a look at the statistics and why that comment is drawing criticism. Plus: President Obama's Africa policy and U.S. investment there; revisiting the 1996 TWA 800 flight crash with journalist and filmmaker Kristina Borjesson; and Sally Satel and Scott O. Lilienfeld discuss their new book Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience.

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In a Week of Courtroom Landmarks, Attention Shifts to Trayvon Martin Trial

Friday, June 28, 2013

This week, the country reacted to several landmark Supreme Court decisions that had huge implications for the civil rights movement. But in a Sanford, Fla.  courtroom, it was the first week of testimony in the high profile murder trial of George Zimmerman for shooting and killing unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jeffrey Toobin; 2013 Mayoral Race; NYC Library Awards

Monday, May 20, 2013

Jeffrey Toobin of The New Yorker talks about the federal stop and frisk trial and the legal issues raised by the case here in New York City, as well as other national legal news. Then, WNYC’s Brigid Bergin talks about the latest in the mayoral race, including Anthony Weiner’s status. Plus: the launch of the nomination process for the “NYC Neighborhood Library Awards”; and a life featured on today’s New York Times obit page.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Special Two City Call-in On Policing in NYC and Chicago; Common Core; Legalizing Pot

Friday, April 12, 2013

The first hour is a special, two-city call-in co-hosted by WBEZ in Chicago all about policing and how to curb violence in NYC and Chicago. Brian and Tony Sarabia, host of WBEZ's The Morning Shift, invite your calls to discuss the policing strategies of the NYPD and the CPD. Plus: New York City's Chief Academic Officer Shael Polakow-Suransky discusses new Common Core standards; the logistics of legalizing marijuana; and the story of a couple's travels.

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NYPD Memo Directs Officers To Provide Narrative Description For Every Stop and Frisk

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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City lawyers in the class-action suit challenging the constitutionality of the NYPD’s stop and frisk tactic revealed a new memo on Tuesday requiring officers to expand the amount of information included on department logs.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYPD Oversight Plan; Education in NJ; Veterans for Hire

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A proposal in the New York City Council would create an Inspector General to oversee New York Police Department action. Councilmembers Brad Lander and Jumaane Williams, architects of the bill, talk about the oversight proposal and what chance it has of becoming law. Plus: Nancy Solomon of NJPR and John Mooney of NJSpotlight.com discuss highlights from Brian’s education panel discussion in New Jersey; an update on gun control measures in Senate; the “Ask a Bioethicist” series continues with a look at neuro-enhancement; and a discussion for veterans on how to nail a civilian interview and use skills to your advantage.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Forget the Constitution?; Stop & Frisk Case; Garbage Heroes

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ohio Senator Rob Portman has announced that he changed his mind and now supports gay marriage because his son is gay. We open the phone lines to hear about how personal empathy shapes public policy opinion. Then, the details of the Stop and Frisk federal trial and what to expect in the weeks ahead; a Constitutional scholar says we should neglect parts of that clunky founding document; anthropologist Robin Nagle digs into garbage collectors and makes the case that they do the city’s most essential job; and how do you share your family story about resilience?

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Police Union Runs Ads to Improve Image of Cops

Monday, December 24, 2012

WNYC

The city's largest police union rolled out an ad campaign last week to focus on the more heroic aspects of the work cops do. Union officials said Hurricane Sandy presented the NYPD with a unique opportunity to counteract some of negative press over the past year.

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The Empire

This Week in Politics: Decriminalizing Small Amounts of Pot, Genting Donations and Christie Backs Walker

Saturday, June 09, 2012

On This Week in Politics, WNYC political reporters discuss the top political stories from the week, providing insight and analysis on local, state and national political issues that affect New Yorkers.

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WNYC News

Radio Rookies: I Am Trayvon Martin

Friday, March 23, 2012

I was shocked to hear about what happened to Trayvon Martin, but I wasn’t surprised that he was targeted because he was a black kid in a hooded sweatshirt. I wear a hoodie everyday, and I know when I walk through certain neighborhoods and see a cop that I’m probably going to get stopped.

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Mourners at Ramarley Graham Funeral Demand Justice

Saturday, February 18, 2012

WNYC

The funeral for Ramarley Graham, the 18-year-old, unarmed Bronx man shot by a police officer who said he thought Graham had a gun, was both a celebration of a young life cut short and also a call to action.

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Protesters Oppose NYPD's Stop and Frisk Policy

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Dozens of protesters gathered near City Hall Wednesday to protest the New York City Police Department's stop and frisk policy.

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Mayor Suggests 'Misunderstanding' Be Worked Out Over a Beer

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

WNYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg took a page from President Barack Obama, and suggested a "beer summit" to work out the tensions caused after police officers shoved and handcuffed two black city officials who said they had permission to walk on a blocked off sidewalk during the West Indian American Day Parade.

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