Media coverage of crime and violence in New York City rarely represents the perspective of young people of color, who are most often the victims of violent crime. This series of stories allows listeners to hear directly from young people reporting on their own experiences with the police and the experiences of others in their neighborhoods.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Five Radio Rookies walked the streets of the Bronx recently to learn more about how residents of the borough, which is 90 percent black and Latino, interact with the police.
Saturday, September 01, 2012
Two Radio Rookie reporters got a chance to sit down with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to discuss the tactics of his police force and its impact in the community.
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, a...
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Three weeks ago, a police officer was shot while conducting a vertical patrol in a project on the Lower East Side. These vertical patrols are common practice in public housing.