Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

Woes at NYPD, But Plenty of New Officer Applicants

Thursday, January 29, 2015

With ongoing protests over the death of Eric Garner and discontent between police and city hall, the NYPD has had a rough start to the year. So who wants to be an officer these days?

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Without Subway Service, One Family Treks Through Brooklyn

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Left stranded in downtown Brooklyn Monday night, the Rosa family walked more than six miles home to East New York--with their 5-year-old bundled in a shopping cart.

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The Fight Over a Floating Buoy 20 Miles Out in the Ocean

Friday, January 09, 2015

A proposal to pump liquified natural gas into our region from an offshore port gives environmentalists and union members a chance to show who has more moxie.

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From One Governor to Another, an Emotional Eulogy

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Former Governor Mario Cuomo was remembered by his son, Governor Andrew Cuomo, as a mentor, a progressive Catholic and a fierce basketball opponent, among many things.


Hundreds Brave Cold to Attend Wake for Mario Cuomo

Monday, January 05, 2015

Many waited for more than an hour in frigid temperatures to pay their respects to the former Governor.


Funeral For Slain Officer Blended NYPD And Chinese Traditions

Monday, January 05, 2015

Officer Wenjian Liu's funeral reflected the ethnic diversity of the NYPD. The rites were overshadowed by another show of disrespect for the mayor by some officers. Liu's partner was also killed.


At Officer Wenjian Liu's Funeral, Chinese-Americans Show Pride and Concern

Sunday, January 04, 2015

About 60 Chinese-Americans, who rode buses into Brooklyn from New Jersey, were among the many thousands paying respects to the slain officer Sunday.

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What's Next for Miracle Overdose Prevention Drug, at Twice the Cost?

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

After New York committed $5 million dollars to equip police officers with naloxone, the sole company that produces it doubled the price.

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Former NYPD Detective from Staten Island Joins March in Washington

Sunday, December 14, 2014

One of the thousands rallying in the capital Saturday, was a former NYPD detective from Staten Island who knows about racism firsthand.


Protesters Take to The Streets in DC, NYC

Saturday, December 13, 2014

From Washington Square to Washington D.C., thousands are marching to demand justice; many are calling for the prosecution of the policeman involved in the death of Eric Garner.


From NYC to DC, Garner Protesters Prepare for Saturday Rallies

Friday, December 12, 2014

After a week of daily demonstrations, there's a nation-wide protest Saturday. 

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Bratton Says No Mass Arrests for Nightly Garner Protesters

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

As protests continue in the wake of a Staten Island grand jury decision in the Eric Garner case, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says there won't be mass arrests.


At Funeral for Akai Gurley, Emotional Calls for Justice

Saturday, December 06, 2014

The funeral was sparsely attended, but those who did turn out spoke forcefully about long overdue reforms at the NYPD.


Mourners Decry Police Shooting Of Akai Gurley In Brooklyn

Saturday, December 06, 2014

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Like Michael Brown And Eric Garner, Akai Gurley's Death Inspires Anger

Friday, December 05, 2014

Akai Gurley was killed in a darkened stairway by a rookie cop who said his gun discharged accidentally. A grand jury is expected to consider charges against the officer.


Body Cameras Come to Three NYC Precincts

Friday, December 05, 2014

We hear from two police departments that already have body cameras, including how the camera programs address police and community relations in Arizona and Texas departments.

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Former Civil Rights Leader Debates Students on Garner Protests

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Many of the protesters who've taken to the streets over the death of Eric Garner have been students. And not all agree the protests are helpful.

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Mayor Credits Crime Drop to Better Police and Community Relations

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Homicides are at historic lows and last August was the safest month in two decades. The mayor called the crime numbers "extraordinary" and "proof of real progress."


NYPD Calls Shooting Death of Unarmed Man 'Unfortunate Tragedy'

Friday, November 21, 2014

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the shooting of an unarmed man in an East New York Housing complex Thursday night was likely an accident.


Obama's Speech Leaves Immigrants Cheering and Yearning

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Obama defended the legality of his actions and challenged the GOP to focus their actions on approving long-stalled legislation to take its place.

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