Police

Connections: Does de-escalation training work?

Does de-escalation training work? More police departments are engaging in this kind of training, which can help officers defuse volatile situations. It...
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Mon, 06/29/2020 - 10:41am
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Connections: Rochester City Council members discuss police reform

Last week, Rochester City Council passed the city budget, and the subject of defunding police was a hot button issue. We're joined by members of Council...
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Fri, 06/26/2020 - 10:12am
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City Council to cut police funding by 4%, seek other changes

Organizers of the local Black Lives Matter movement are calling for the Rochester Police Department budget to be cut by 50 percent next fiscal year....
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Mon, 06/15/2020 - 1:10pm
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Police in NY required to report gunfire, provide health care under new laws

Law enforcement officers in New York will now be required to report when they discharge their weapon on the job and provide medical and mental health...
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Mon, 06/15/2020 - 10:23am
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Connections: Discussing criminal justice reform and the BLM movement with local public defenders

On Monday, local public defenders marched in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. As reported by WXXI's Noelle Evans, it was one of many...
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Tue, 06/09/2020 - 10:31am
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Connections: Irshad Altheimer on criminal justice research and police reform

Irshad Altheimer is a professor of criminal justice who has been directly affected by gun violence. In 1997, a gang member opened fire on a car he was...
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Fri, 06/05/2020 - 10:21am
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Connections: Marvin Stepherson on police reform

Marvin Stepherson spent 25 years in policing, retiring as a police sergeant. He has become a prominent black voice in the Greater Rochester community,...
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Thu, 06/04/2020 - 10:22am
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Connections: Rochester Police Locust Club President Mike Mazzeo

We're joined by the president of the Rochester Police Locust Club, who discusses the events of the weekend, and his thoughts on proposed changes for...
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Wed, 06/03/2020 - 10:21am
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Connections: Organizers of the local BLM rally discuss their goals for the movement

Saturday's peaceful Black Lives Matter rally in Rochester included hundreds of people who gathered to march in solidarity with the BLM movement...
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Tue, 06/02/2020 - 10:20am
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Connections: Discussing the Black Lives Matter protests, part 1

The events in American cities over the last several days, including Rochester, have revealed the depth of decades of pain. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren...
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Tue, 06/02/2020 - 8:40am
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