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This edition: Stop and Frisk: Taking on the NYPD

Episode Details

Original tape date: May 21, 2012.

First aired: May 23, 2012.

A federal judge has granted class-action status to a lawsuit claiming that the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy discriminates against blacks and Latinos. Sunita Patel, a Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, explains. Then, is the amount of student debt carried in the US a crisis? Andy Rotherham, a contributor to TIME, argues it isn’t. A year after the Fukushima disaster, we’ll take a look at the status of the controversial Indian Point nuclear power plant with Paul Gallay, President of the environmental group Riverkeeper, and Janice Dean of the Environmental Protection Bureau of the NYS Attorney General’s office. Will 7-11 kill the New York City bodega, and should we care? New York Magazine writer Willy Staley takes a look.

Guest List

Lalit Clarkson Plaintiff in stop and frisk suit

Janice Dean Attorney General’s Environmental Protection Bureau

Paul Gallay President, Riverkeeper

Sunita Patel Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)

Andy Rotherham Contributor, TIME, Bellwether Education

Willy Staley Writer, New York Magazine

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