Richard Aborn

Richard Aborn appears in the following:

A Close Reading of Eric Adams' Blueprint to End Gun Violence

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Anthonine Pierre, Richard Aborn and Elise White join to discuss the city's Blueprint to End Gun Violence, and take your calls

The Lingering Dangers of Housing Project Stairwells

Monday, February 08, 2016

After two NYPD officers were shot in a public housing stairwell in the Bronx last week, we take a closer look at the dangers facing both residents and cops on patrol.


New York City Launches Gun Courts

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Richard Aborn, president of the Citizens Crime Commission, explains the new program, announced last week on the show by Commissioner Bratton, to separate gun crimes for trials.


Resisting the Rhetorical Sinkhole to End to Mass Shootings

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Richard Aborn, president of the Citizens Crime Commission, explains why the aftermath of the recent mass shootings is a "watershed moment" for gun legislation.

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The City and State Are Making Deals

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The state is making legislative deals while the city is hammering out its budget deal -- which will include 1,300 more cops.

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The History of Police Assassinations

Monday, December 22, 2014

Richard Aborn talks about the history of police assassinations and how this weekend's shooting compares.

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After Chokehold Death, Asking Why, How and What Now?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Much is still unclear about the conduct of police and medical personnel around the death of Eric Garner, who was put in an apparent chokehold by an arresting officer. What could have ...

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Are We Better Off After Bloomberg?

Thursday, December 12, 2013

As Bill de Blasio prepares to take the oath of office, we've got three questions for the experts (and you) about the Bloomberg legacy:Did Bloomberg make us healthier? Did he leave you...

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30 Issues: Anti-Terror

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

It’s Public Safety Week on the Brian Lehrer Show’s election series “30 issues in 30 Days.” See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Richard Aborn, head of the Citizens Crime Commission, discusses the future of anti-terror efforts in NYC under the next mayor and NYPD commissioner.

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Self-policing and the NYPD

Friday, November 04, 2011

WNYC reporter, Ailsa Chang, discusses developments in the ticket-fixing scandal involving several NYPD officers, and talks about the culture of the NYPD. Richard Aborn, president of the Citizens Crime Commission, discusses a study on oversight for other major police departments, and how misconduct is handled by agencies with subpoena power.

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D.A. Candidates: Leslie Crocker Snyder, Richard Aborn, and Cy Vance

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Brian interviews the Democratic candidates running for Manhattan District Attorney: Leslie Crocker Snyder, Richard Aborn, Cy Vance.

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Prosecute the Offenders

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Three former Manhattan prosecutors are running to replace long-serving D.A. Robert Morgenthau. Democrats Leslie Crocker Snyder, Richard Aborn and Cy Vance, Jr. each make their case in advance of Tuesday’s primary. Plus, reaction to President Obama’s speech; illiteracy in high school; and the newly revised Atlantic Yards stadium design.

Update: Sean Bell Ruling

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Today, organized "pray-ins" are scheduled for six locations around New York City. Coordinated by Reverend Al Sharpton, these demonstrations aim to draw attention to last weeks ruling involving the death of Sean Bell. New York State Senator Eric Adams and President of the Citizen's Crime Commission ...

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Guests, including: Patricia Williams, professor of law at Columbia University, writes the Mad Law Professor column for The Nation magazine, Eugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, WNYC’s Arun Venugopal and Cindy Rodriguez, Richard Aborn, president of ...

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