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Resource ID: #26876
Subject: Police
Source: WNYC
Affiliation: 
Date: July 28, 2014; Sept. 15, 2014; Dec. 5, 2014; Dec. 11, 2014; Dec. 12, 2014

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Following the death of Eric Garner during an arrest for selling loose cigarettes, WNYC took a look at the NYPD's policing in minority communities. They found the death of Eric Garner is not necessarily an anomaly. Rather, it is the cost of a crime reduction strategy that prioritizes the aggressive policing of low-level offenses in a department that spends a lot of energy looking for crime trends but has shown little interest in rooting out brutal cops.

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