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John Jay in the Media is an e-publication of the Office of Marketing and Communications that informs the campus community about the impressive coverage that our faculty, staff, students and alumni frequently receive in the media. The newsletter includes links to highlights of John Jay College's media coverage.

 

 

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Spectrum News NY1 • September 2, 2020

Inside City Hall

Professor of Political Science Susan Kang commented on the fight between Mayor DeBlasio and public school teachers on the start of in-person learning in NYC public schools during COVID-19, Joe Kennedy's loss in MA, and the 2020 presidential race.

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WNYW-TV • September 2, 2020

FOX 5 News at 10

Assistant Professor Christopher Herrmann explained current NYC crime data, given the 166% surge in shootings and 50% surge in homicides.

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CNBC Online • September 4, 2020

Two economists give their predictions for the August jobs report

Assistant Professor of Economics Michelle Holder discussed the release of the August jobs report.

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WNYW-TV • September 8, 2020

FOX 5 News at 5

Assistant Professor of Economics J.W. Mason explained how the coronavirus pandemic has made the millennial generation, the boomerang generation.

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WNYW-TV • September 8, 2020

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Co-Director of the NYPD Police Studies Program Professor Maki Haberfeld explained why the surge in gun violence in NYC can be attributed to the dismantling of the NYPD's Anti-Crime unit.

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WFTL-AM • September 9, 2020

850 WFTL at 2020-09-09

Professor Peter Moskos, Chair of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, was quoted from an interview on policing and minorities.

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CBS News Online • September 11, 2020

Former NYPD officer during 9/11: "We need to remember we are Americans first"

Adjunct Assistant Professor Keith Taylor spoke on CBSN about his experience as a responding NYPD missing persons detective sergeant during the September 11th attacks.

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History • September 11, 2020

Yukon Gold

Professor Nick Petraco did a forensic analysis of pictures of the ground zero flag on 9/11 and a flag in Washington State to determine if it is a forgery.

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WGDJ-AM • September 11, 2020

Talk 1300 at 2020-09-11

Assistant Professor Christopher Herrmann commented on NYC gun violence statistics.

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Spectrum News NY1 • September 15, 2020

Inside City Hall

Assistant Professor Christopher Herrmann explained NYC gun violence statistics and the reasons why there is an increase in shootings.

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City & State New York Online • September 14, 2020

The 2020 Higher Education Power 50

President Karol Mason is number 12 on the City & State's Education Power 50, which highlights the chancellors, presidents, deans, and other academic officers who are navigating New York's top institutions through the coronavirus pandemic.

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Richmond.com • September 1, 2020

Richmond mayor, council members commit to interfaith group's affordable housing, violence reduction objectives

An interfaith coalition of leaders from 22 congregations in Richmond asked city leaders to partner with John Jay’s National Network for Safe Communities on a gun violence prevention program.

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San Francisco Chronicle • September 2, 2020

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Trump’s ‘law and order’: Ignoring facts as he plays to fears

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Jeffrey Butts, Director of the Research & Evaluation Center at John Jay, pointed out how Trump compares to other presidents in raising fears of crime.

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The Haitian Times Online • September 2, 2020

Haitian American police officers seek trust as tensions rise

Professor Alfred Titus speaks about how Black and brown officers can help build trust between police and the communities they serve.

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WVNY-TV Online • September 2, 2020

6 U.S. officers shot in last 4 days

Adjunct Professor and former Bergen County Police Chief Brian Higgins commented on the rising number of assaults on police officers.

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VICE • September 2, 2020

The Little Cards That Tell Police 'Let's Forget This Ever Happened'

Adjunct Prof. John Driscoll explained the social incentives among police officers to respect PBA cards, also critiquing the accuracy of a scene from “The Sopranos."

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Commercial Appeal Online • September 3, 2020

Cities, states begin to ban police use of rubber bullets

Adjunct Professor and former Bergen County Police Chief Brian Higgins explained the standards on police use of less-lethal projectiles.

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Tampa Bay Times Online • September 3, 2020

Pasco's sheriff created a futuristic program to stop crime before it happens. It monitors and harasses families.

Director of the National Network for Safe Communities David Kennedy strongly condemned the Pasco County Sheriff's intelligence program which claims to stop crime before it happens, saying that it is just harassing families.

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INSIDER • September 3, 2020

'Spit hoods' - like the bag that suffocated Daniel Prude in Rochester, NY - have been used by police for years. They've been linked to several in-custody deaths.

Former NYPD Sergeant and Adjunct Professor Joe Giacalone explained why police have used spit hoods since the 80s and 90s.

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The New York Times • September 4, 2020

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Spit Hoods: A Common, but Jarring, Way to Shield Against Bites and Infection

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Co-Director of the NYPD Police Studies Program Professor Maki Haberfeld commented on the police use of spit hoods.

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SeattlePI.com • September 4, 2020

El Salvador president denies negotiating with gang

Jeannette Aguilar, lead researcher for a security analysis program coordinated by John Jay and Central American University, commented on reports that the El Salvadorian government is negotiating with gangs.

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AOL.com • September 4, 2020

In crackdown on Portland protests, state troopers are back, 'deputized' as federal officers

Adjunct Professor and former Bergen County Police Chief Brian Higgins explained the practice of federally deputizing state or local police officers.

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Reuters - Reuters.com • September 4, 2020

Rochester, NY police union says officers acted by book in using hood in man's arrest

Co-Director of the NYPD Police Studies Program Professor Maki Haberfeld analyzed the video of the Rochester police subduing Daniel Prude.

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MSN News • September 4, 2020

The Brutal History of Spit Hoods, the Creepy Tool Cops Used on Daniel Prude

Co-Director of the NYPD Police Studies Program Professor Maki Haberfeld explained the police use of spit hoods.

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The Morning Call • September 5, 2020

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Pennsylvania police chief steps down after reposting offensive Facebook meme

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Director of the National Network for Safe Communities David Kennedy commented on the current public sentiment of the police.

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CNN Online • September 5, 2020

Here's what spit socks and spit hoods are, and how police use them

Co-Director of the NYPD Police Studies Program Professor Maki Haberfeld explained the police use of spit hoods.

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The Palm Beach Post • September 6, 2020

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Hope Dealers advocate for end to gun violence

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Meaghan McDonald and David Kennedy of the National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay explained the group-violence intervention initiative and how it curbs gang violence in cities across the country.

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New York Daily News • September 6, 2020

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Some say new system is far from the Finest

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Adjunct Lecturer, former prosecutor and NYPD officer Eugene O'Donnell commented on the NYPD's new “disciplinary matrix,” which for the first time, outlines concrete penalties for police officers.

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The Democrat and Chronicle Online • September 6, 2020

Will police be charged in Daniel Prude's death? This evidence may decide

Adjunct Assistant Professor Keith Taylor explained the dangers of "positional asphyxiation," which most often happens when an individual is restrained in a prone position.

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The Record • September 7, 2020

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SCARS FROM PASSAIC'S 1985 LABOR DAY FIRE STILL REMAIN

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Associate Professor of Fire Science Glenn Corbett commented on Passaic's historic and catastrophic Labor Day fire.

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The Star-Ledger • September 7, 2020

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Officials pursue reasons for rise in police chases Pursuits

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Professor of Criminal Justice and former Florida police officer Dennis Kenney explained probable reasons behind the increase in NJ State Police chasing drivers.

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Pine Bluff Commercial Online • September 7, 2020

'Protests shouldn't end in people being blinded': Cities, states begin to ban police use of rubber bullets

Adjunct Professor and former Bergen County Police Chief Brian Higgins explained the standards on police use of less-lethal projectiles.

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Tampa Bay Times • September 8, 2020

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Prison visits have been suspended for six months. Here's what it's been like for families; The Florida Department of Corrections is scheduled to resume visits on Oct. 2

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Ann Jacobs, Executive Director of the Institute for Justice and Opportunity, discussed the importance of prison visits.

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Police 1 • September 9, 2020

New Chicago PD program to use data to flag officers who need intervention

Co-Director of the NYPD Police Studies Program Professor Maki Haberfeld commented on the mental wellness pilot program Officer Support System, or OSS, which will allow officials to flag police officers and intervene before an officer suffers a mental health crisis.

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The Chief • September 11, 2020

Trump a Phony Patriot

Adjunct Assistant Professor and former Assistant Deputy Warden Marc Bullaro wrote a letter to the editor condemning President Trump for deriding the U.S. Military.

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France TV Info • September 11, 2020

Etats-Unis : comment expliquer les violences policiθres ?

Co-Director of the NYPD Police Studies Program Professor Maki Haberfeld explained some of the factors leading to officer-involved fatalities.

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Observer-Dispatch Online • September 11, 2020

With officer suspension, Utica police promise transparency

Adjunct Professor and former Bergen County Police Chief Brian Higgins explained why the Utica Police Department's transparency should be the national model.

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El Diario Nueva York Online • September 11, 2020

La doble tragedia de una madre: perdiσ hija el 9/11 y ahora un hermano por COVID-19

Karmen Garcia spoke about her daughter, John Jay student Marlyn del Carmen Garcνa, who was one of the 2,983 people who died in the 9/11 attacks.

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FOX News Channel Online • September 11, 2020

Guardian Angels return to patrol New York City

Professor of Criminal Justice and former Florida police officer Dennis Kenney explained the history of the civilian patrol group The Guardian Angels.

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The Washington Post Online • September 11, 2020

Police shooting of young man in District gives new urgency to commission studying law enforcement

Professor Peter Moskos, Chair of the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration, commented on the difficulties inherent in reimagining policing.

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Wired Online • September 12, 2020

Asbestos Removal Is a Hard Job, but Covid-19 Makes It Harder

Gerald Markowitz, a historian and professor of occupational safety and health at John Jay College, explained how the US asbestos industry successfully lobbied against government regulatory efforts, despite being aware of the health risks.

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The Hill Online • September 12, 2020

The race is steady, and that's bad for Trump

Associate Professor of Political Science Brian Arbour wrote an op-ed on national presidential race polls.

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New York Post Online • September 12, 2020

Lucky letter landed Judge Judy's bailiff a career in Hollywood

John Jay alumnus Petri Hawkins Byrd was profiled for his career before and currently on "Judge Judy."

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CNN Online • September 12, 2020

19 families buy nearly 97 acres of land in Georgia to create a city safe for Black people

Dr. Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, chair of the Africana Studies Department, explained the history of black cooperatives as an economic and community development tool.

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Newsday • September 13, 2020

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D.A. REVIEWING 1998 POLICE SHOOTING; Hempstead Black man was killed by officer after he attacked cops

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Adjunct Lecturer, former prosecutor and NYPD officer Eugene O'Donnell commented on news that the Nassau County District Attorney's office is reviewing a 1998 case in which a Hempstead Village police officer shot and killed an emotionally disturbed black man.

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Asheville Citizen-Times • September 13, 2020

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More Asheville police officers resigning; 31 have quit since June 1

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Co-Director of the NYPD Police Studies Program Professor Maki Haberfeld discussed attrition among police officers amidst nationwide anti-police sentiment.

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The Indianapolis Star • September 13, 2020

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State board: Some IMPD reforms go too far

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Co-Director of the NYPD Police Studies Program Professor Maki Haberfeld commented on Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department's changes to the police training curriculum.

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The Christian Science Monitor • September 14, 2020

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Can America move beyond mass incarceration? (audio); Most agree that America's justice system is broken. But how should it be fixed? The final episode of "Perception Gaps: Locked Up" explores different paths forward.

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Professor Baz Dreisinger had an extended talk with the Christian Science Monitor on the American system of incarceration and innovation.

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WFPL-FM - Online • September 14, 2020

New Evidence In Shelby Gazaway Shooting, But Family Has Same Questions

Walter Signorelli, an Adjunct Professor and retired NYPD Inspector, explained the leeway police officers are afforded in shooting incidents.

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MSN Money • September 14, 2020

Congress's failure to pass stimulus has had a devastating - and predictable - effect on minority groups

Assistant Professor of Economics Michelle Holder explained why Congress' failure to extending unemployment benefits during this recession will hurt minorities harder.

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The New York Times • September 15, 2020

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Did This Police Maneuver Lead to Daniel Prude's Death?

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Former NYPD Sergeant and Adjunct Professor Joe Giacalone defended the officer's actions in the death of Daniel Prude.

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Vice News • September 15, 2020

Breonna Taylor's Family Just Got a $12M Settlement. Here's What That Means for the Police.

Michael Kahn, Interim Director of the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution, explained how the Louisville civil settlement with the family of Breonna Taylor will affect criminal charges against the officers involved.

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WABC-TV Online • September 15, 2020

Coast Guard veteran credits Hispanic culture and values

Michael Matos is the President of the John Jay College Veterans Association and was profiled for his journey from the projects to the US Coast Guard.

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WABC-TV Online • September 15, 2020

Landlords upset over possible ban on background checks for renters in New York City

City Councilman Stephen Levin cited data from John Jay in a story on City Council considering banning criminal background checks on potential renters.

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NBC News Online • September 15, 2020

Connecticut to issue $100 fine for not wearing a mask

Adjunct Professor and former Bergen County Police Chief Brian Higgins listed a number of complications tied to imposing heavy fines for not wearing a mask during COVID-19.

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