Joel Rose http://whqr.org en N.Y. Man's Death Prompts Police Introspection On Use Of Force http://whqr.org/post/ny-mans-death-prompts-police-introspection-use-force Funeral services are being held for Eric Garner, a New York City man who died in police custody last week in Staten Island. A video of the incident shows one officer using an apparent chokehold on Garner before he died. The incident is prompting the New York Police Department to rethink how it trains all its officers in the use of force. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Joel Rose 58525 at http://whqr.org Brooklyn DA Shifts Stance On Pot, But That Won't Impact NYPD http://whqr.org/post/brooklyn-da-shifts-stance-pot-wont-impact-nypd Marijuana enthusiasts should still think twice before lighting up in the streets of Brooklyn.<p>The borough's district attorney announced this week that he'll no longer prosecute most low-level marijuana possession cases. But not all law enforcement officials in New York City are on board. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:04:00 +0000 Joel Rose 57972 at http://whqr.org Brooklyn DA Shifts Stance On Pot, But That Won't Impact NYPD Top NYPD Cop: Stop-And-Frisk Is Not 'The Problem Or The Solution' http://whqr.org/post/top-nypd-cop-stop-and-frisk-not-problem-or-solution It's been nearly a year since a court ruling curtailed the New York Police Department's controversial practice known as stop-and-frisk, but NYPD Commissioner William Bratton says the city can be just as safe without it.<p>Bratton tells NPR that crime numbers for the year are down overall in New York. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 Joel Rose 57546 at http://whqr.org Top NYPD Cop: Stop-And-Frisk Is Not 'The Problem Or The Solution' A New Jersey Law That's Kept Smart Guns Off Shelves Nationwide http://whqr.org/post/new-jersey-law-thats-kept-smart-guns-shelves-nationwide A gun that fires only in the hands of its owner isn't science fiction anymore. A so-called smart gun is already on sale in Europe. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:38:00 +0000 Joel Rose 57051 at http://whqr.org A New Jersey Law That's Kept Smart Guns Off Shelves Nationwide Settlement Spells Apparent Final Chapter To Central Park Rape Case http://whqr.org/post/settlement-spells-apparent-final-chapter-central-park-rape-case New York City has reportedly reached a settlement with five men who were wrongly convicted of the brutal 1989 beating and rape of a female jogger in Central Park. If approved, the reported $40 million settlement would bring an apparent end to one of the most sensational crime stories in recent city history. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Joel Rose 56854 at http://whqr.org Move Over, Bridgegate: Chris Christie's Next Campaign Roadblock http://whqr.org/post/move-over-bridgegate-chris-christies-next-campaign-roadblock The U.S. economy reached a milestone this week: The country finally recovered all the jobs it lost during the Great Recession. But some states still lag behind when it comes to job creation — including New Jersey.<p>The Garden State's stalled economy may be an even bigger problem for Gov. Chris Christie than the scandal over lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.<p>When Christie took office in 2010, the state had just lost more than 100,000 jobs. Christie was undaunted. Sat, 07 Jun 2014 16:02:00 +0000 Joel Rose 56185 at http://whqr.org Move Over, Bridgegate: Chris Christie's Next Campaign Roadblock Why Is It So Hard For A Horse To Win The Triple Crown? http://whqr.org/post/why-it-so-hard-horse-win-triple-crown Only one more race stands between California Chrome and horse racing's Triple Crown, but it could be his toughest challenge yet.<p>Since 1978, a dozen horses — Sunday Silence, War Emblem and Smarty Jones among them — have won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, only to stumble before the finish line at the Belmont Stakes.<p>No one can say exactly why there's been a 36-year drought since the last Triple Crown winner, but there are several theories.<p><strong>An Endurance Test</strong><p>The first thing you notice about Belmont Park is that it's big. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 22:22:00 +0000 Joel Rose 55972 at http://whqr.org Why Is It So Hard For A Horse To Win The Triple Crown? Saturn Still Swings: Celebrating Sun Ra At 100 http://whqr.org/post/saturn-still-swings-celebrating-sun-ra-100 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrIIW_pKLBA</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 12:33:00 +0000 Joel Rose 55323 at http://whqr.org Saturn Still Swings: Celebrating Sun Ra At 100 On The Bedrock Of Fallen Towers, September 11 Museum Opens Doors http://whqr.org/post/bedrock-fallen-towers-september-ii-museum-opens-doors The National September 11 Memorial and Museum was officially dedicated Thursday in New York. President Obama and other elected officials joined survivors and victims' families in a poignant ceremony. Thu, 15 May 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Joel Rose 54982 at http://whqr.org Amid Controversy, Sept. 11 Museum Opens Its Doors http://whqr.org/post/new-museum-more-chronicle-sept-11-attacks The National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York was dedicated Thursday morning in front of an audience that included President Obama.<p>"It tells the story of how, in the aftermath of the attacks, our city, our nation and peoples from across the world came together, supporting each other through difficult times and emerging stronger than ever," said former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is the museum's chairman. "That, more than any eulogy, was the greatest tribute we could pay to those that we lost."<p>Most of the museum is underground. Thu, 15 May 2014 09:24:00 +0000 Joel Rose 54934 at http://whqr.org Amid Controversy, Sept. 11 Museum Opens Its Doors