Joel Rose http://kttz.org en N.Y. Man's Death Prompts Police Introspection On Use Of Force http://kttz.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 48432 at http://kttz.org As New York Embraces HIV-Preventing Pill, Some Voice Doubts http://kttz.org/post/new-york-embraces-hiv-preventing-pill-some-voice-doubts AIDS researchers and policymakers from around the globe are gathering in Melbourne, Australia, for a major international conference that starts this Monday. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:30:00 +0000 Joel Rose 48197 at http://kttz.org As New York Embraces HIV-Preventing Pill, Some Voice Doubts Brooklyn DA Shifts Stance On Pot, But That Won't Impact NYPD http://kttz.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 13:25:00 +0000 Joel Rose 47800 at http://kttz.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://kttz.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 21:56:00 +0000 Joel Rose 47306 at http://kttz.org Top NYPD Cop: Stop-And-Frisk Is Not 'The Problem Or The Solution' After Decades On VHS, Graffiti's Golden Age Returns To Big Screen http://kttz.org/post/after-decades-vcr-graffitis-golden-age-returns-big-screen The first film to point a camera at the graffiti movement in New York City was <em>Stations of the Elevated</em>, which debuted at the New York Film Festival in 1981.<p>The film hasn't been seen much since, except by generations of graffiti fans and writers who watched it on VHS tapes. Now it's being re-released on the big screen, with a showing Friday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. It will hit screens around the country this fall.<p><em>Stations of the Elevated</em> is not a documentary in the usual sense. It's only 45 minutes long; there's no narrative and hardly any dialogue. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Joel Rose 46885 at http://kttz.org After Decades On VHS, Graffiti's Golden Age Returns To Big Screen