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D.C. Police Chief Talks Homicides, Stop-And-Frisk

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says New York City's stop-and-frisk policy probably helped reduce crime but became a less acceptable police tactic as communities there became safer.

Lanier spoke at an American Bar Association conference, where she discussed tactics to reduce homicides.

In response to a question, Lanier said the policy might have run into problems by not requiring officers to provide detailed explanations for why individuals were stopped and frisked.

A federal appeals court blocked a judge's ruling earlier this week that found that stop-and-frisk discriminated against minorities.

After that ruling, D.C. police said they would make what they call "two minor changes" to the department's stop-and-frisk policy. At the time, a spokesperson said the department believes the policy was still sound, and the changes were meant to make it more current.


'Black Mirror' Is Back, Reflecting Our Technological Fears

The Peabody Award-winning series returns for a third season, with six new episodes picking apart our fear of — and dependence on — technology. And it's more consistently compelling than ever.

In Jerusalem And West Bank, Nutella Cafes Offer A Sweet Refuge

Palestinians are flocking to a string of Nutella cafés that have popped up in the region. The cafes offer a welcome refuge from the realities of living in a conflict zone.
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The Politics Hour - October 21, 2016

Virginia’s online voter registration will be extended after a system crash. Montgomery County keeps Marriott headquarters local with big incentives. And Washington D.C. dukes it out with Washington state over their shared moniker.


Cyber Aggression Takes A Back Seat To Other Presidential Campaign Issues

The White House says it plans to retaliate against Russia for cyberattacks. Cybersecurity has been a constant issue on the campaign trail. No candidate professes to have expertise in this policy area.

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