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  1. How kicking a trash can became criminal for a 6th grader | Public Radio International

    Some schools are wasting no time at reporting pupils, even very young pupils, to police and filing criminal complaints for classroom infractions. Those pupils reported are overwhelmingly of color, an investigation has found.

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  2. Even the creator of ‘broken windows’ policing thought it could lead to racial problems | Public Radio International

    George Kelling was one of the two men who developed "broken windows" policing, which minority communities say unfairly targets them. But Kelling says the theory is misunderstood and even easily misapplied in potentially racist ways, even as it may have helped drive down crime rates nationwide.

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  3. The Brian Lehrer Show 25 Years in 25 Days (1990): NYC’s Murder Rate Peaks

    The Brian Lehrer Show 25 Years in 25 Days (1990): NYC’s Murder Rate Peaks Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Share

    Print Email Play00:00 / 00:00 ListenAddDownloadEmbed Stream m3u Police Commissioner Ray Kelly in 1993 Police Commissioner Ray Kelly in 1993 (Getty/Getty) More This fall, the Brian Lehrer Show is marking 25 years of Brian at WNYC with a year-by-year look at stories that mattered from 1989 to 2014. Find the full schedule and lots more here.

    A murder victim on Columbus Avenue (Ninth Avenue) in Manhattan, New York City, 1990. (Barbara Alper/Getty) In 1990, NYC’s murder rate peaked at 2,605 killings. That fall, the New York Post famously ran a headline pleading with new Mayor Dinkins: "Dave, Do Something!" Ray Kelly, former NYPD Commissioner, who was First Deputy Commissioner in 1990, reflects on the height of the violence and one of NYC’s greatest successes — the dramatic drop in crime from the late 1980’s through today.

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  4. Ferguson Pastor: This Is Not A Race Issue; This Is A Human Issue : NPR

    The Rev. Willis Johnson’s church is in the Missouri town where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer. His recent interaction with an angry teen protester was emotional for him.

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  5. The economics of Sex Work

    A landmark government study issued earlier this week finds that the sex trade can be a very lucrative business.

    The report, commissioned by the Justice Department from the Urban Institute, compiled data from eight cities: Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Miami, San Diego, Seattle and Washington, D.C. According to the report, the trade is most lucrative in Atlanta, where it rakes in $290 million annually—more than the underground drug and gun trades combined.

    The study also examined the sex trade in the internet age, where advertising sites like Craigslist have radically changed the business. Robert Kolker, an editor at New York magazine, examined this issue in his book, "Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery." Kolker began his research by exploring a string of prostitution murders on Long Island.

    He uncovered a range of economic issues that push many women into the sex trade, topics familiar to Melissa Gira Grant, author of "Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work."

    Grant and Kolker discuss the economics of sex work and the challenges facing many women in the industry.

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