The Roundtable
9:00 am
Thu April 9, 2015

4/9/15 Panel

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, SUNY Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Professor, Rosemary Armao, and Kingston Freeman Publisher Emeritus, Ira Fusfeld.

Scheduled topics include Boston Marathon Bombing verdict; Body cameras come to North Charleston PD; Indictments coming in George Washington Bridge scandal?; Wisconsin Chief Justice files suit to hold onto job.

WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

The Book Show #1394 - Richard Price

  Richard Price is known for his bestsellers Clockers and Freedomland as well as writing for the HBO hit – The Wire.

His latest book, The Whites, is a tale of a New York City police detective under siege by an unsolved murder, his own dark past, and a violent stalker out of revenge.

New England News
10:30 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Community Coping With Fewer Police Officers

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The police department in South Burlington, Vermont, is trying to cope with some vacancies.

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Hudson Valley News
8:15 am
Sun February 22, 2015

Authorities Investigating Deaths Of White Plains Police Officer, Daughters

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Authorities are investigating the deaths of a retired suburban New York police officer and his two teenage daughters.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Stephen Gottlieb: NYPD – What Now?

Two weeks ago I described my concerns about the New York City Police Department. It’s actually a much bigger problem – police all over the country have been using their power and their guns instead of their heads. Many people in our communities have been paying the price for years. Big problem, all over the place, persistent, rooted in the system, so are we stuck with it?

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New York News
5:49 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Disagreement Over Charges Brought Against Former Saratoga County Police Officer

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The attorneys handling the case of a former Saratoga County police officer accused of slapping a civilian are preparing for trial, while a group of civilians have filed a petition to voice their views.

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Hudson Valley News
11:01 am
Wed December 24, 2014

County Execs Support Equipping NY Police Cars With Bulletproof Glass

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A few Hudson Valley county executives are weighing in about the planned introduction of state legislation to retrofit all police vehicles in New York with bulletproof glass.

Two state senators and two assemblymembers, including Republican Jim Tedisco, say they are drafting legislation after two New York City police officers were gunned down in their car over the weekend. Republican Rockland County Executive Ed Day, now retired from the New York City Police Department, likes the idea.

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New York News
5:04 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Relationship Between Police And Community In Focus At Crime Prevention Conference

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In a time of tense relationships between urban communities and police, law enforcement officials from across New York gathered in Saratoga Springs to take part in a conference designed to reduce violent crime through community engagement.

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Vox Pop
11:42 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Open Forum: Policing the Police

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This week President Obama asked Congress to approve $263 million to buy thousands of body cameras for police departments nationwide. The hope is that they will prevent deaths like that of Michael Brown in Ferguson, and build trust between police departments and the communities they serve.

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New York News
8:15 am
Sat November 8, 2014

Saratoga County Sheriff's Officer Suspended After Video Posted Online

UPDATED: 11/9/14

The Saratoga County sheriff’s office has suspended an officer for an “inappropriate action” with a civilian after a video of the exchange was posted online. The video has since gone viral and attracted media attention across the country.

A press release states that the incident occurred during a roadside interview following a suspicious vehicle complaint early Friday morning in Halfmoon, NY.

The name of the officer has been reported as Sgt. Shawn Glans.

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