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July 2012 – Present

December 31, 2012
Predictions 2013: All Eyes On Bratton
JANUARY. City Council Speaker and mayoral front-runner Christine Quinn, who appeared to favor reappointing Ray Kelly police commissioner, meets with former Police Commissioner Bratton.

December 24, 2012
Not Much Was Stirring ...
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was not in the holiday spirit as he prepared to set off from the Plaza on his Christmas Eve stroll.

December 17, 2012
The Applebee Connection
It must have been a slow day on the crime and terrorism fronts because there was Police Commissioner Ray Kelly up in Harlem last Monday at an Applebee restaurant ribbon-cutting ceremony, shilling for its local franchise guy, Zane Tankel.

December 10, 2012
Intel at Inception
Newly obtained NYPD documents, prepared in 2003 and 2004, provide an insight into how the Intelligence Division operated in the aftermath of 9/11 as it sought to protect the city against another terrorist attack.

December 3, 2012
DA: No Crime to Throw Cop Whistleblower in Psych Ward
Neither the NYPD nor Jamaica Hospital committed a crime when they forcibly took whistleblower cop Adrian Schoolcraft from his home and held him in the hospital’s psych ward against his will for three days.

November 26, 2012
Marilyn Mode: Asking For Help
Some might view the job of the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Public Information as a stepping stone to fame and fortune.

November 19, 2012
David Durk: Another Lost Whistle-Blower
David Durk received in death what he felt he was denied in life: recognition.

November 12, 2012
The Schoolcraft Problems
Whistle-blower cop Adrian Schoolcraft and his father Larry want to bring the world down. In the process, their supporters fear they are losing focus and hurting themselves.

November 5, 2012
Mayor Mike: Leading With Ego
Poor Mayor Mike. He is trying to lead the city in its recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Alas, his billionaire ego keeps getting in his way.

October 29, 2012
Port Authority Police: More Than Joe Dunne
There is more than one story-line to the appointment of former NYPD First Deputy Commissioner Joe Dunne to the newly created position of Chief Security Officer of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

October 22, 2012
Inspector General: Best Not Good Enough
There are many reasons not to create an inspector general to monitor the NYPD. But those offered by Michael Best, counselor to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, are not good ones.

October 15, 2012
Waiting for Bernie
Bernard Bailey Kerik is to testify in the Bronx this week at the perjury trial of his former pals, Frank and Peter DiTommaso.

September 17, 2012
The Bronx Curse and Ramarley Graham
A crowd of 100 protestors filled the street outside the Bronx’s “Hall of Justice” last Thursday at a brief hearing for Richard Haste, the 31-year-old, white narcotics cop who fatally shot Ramarley Graham, an 18-year-old African-American, in his apartment last February.

September 10, 2012
The NYPD’S Far-Flung Empire
The NYPD is opening a branch in Kfar Sava. In Israel. Are you kidding me?

September 3, 2012
Thee Rant Turns Ugly
Some anti-Semitic postings have recently appeared on Thee Rant, a web-site forum of police candor that is also home to scoundrels and malcontents.

August 27, 2012
The NYPD’s Intelligence Division: It’s Gone Rogue
So the NYPD’s Demographics Unit never produced a single lead to a terrorist plot in the last six years, and probably not in its entire decade-long existence.

August 20, 2012
Say Good Night, Gracie
The curtain is going down on Michael Bloomberg’s third term but our billionaire mayor doesn’t want to leave the stage.

August 13, 2012
Fewer Days of Wine and Roses
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has reduced his mooching at the Harvard Club, according to his most recent financial disclosures.

August 6, 2012
The Imam Qamar: A Failure to Communicate?
The same Islamic cleric was investigated for terrorist-related activities twice — six years apart — apparently because the NYPD’s Intelligence Division and the FBI don’t talk to each other.

July 30, 2012
Deadly Secret: Cop Killer was Police Informant
One of the three killers of police officer Russel Timoshenko was a paid police informant, registered with the NYPD’s Intelligence Division, according to a document obtained by NYPD Confidential.

July 23, 2012
Michael Bloomberg: Mayor or Mouse?
Right out of the box following the Colorado Batman movie massacre, Mayor Bloomberg was criticizing President Obama and Mitt Romney for their failure to advocate banning assault weapons.

July 16, 2012
Mike, Do Something
In the brouhaha over Ray Kelly’s charge that minority leaders who decry Stop-and-Frisk are “shockingly silent” about violence in their own communities, the one person who should be speaking out has also been shockingly silent: Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

July 9, 2012
What’s Up On Brooklyn Bridge?
It took a graffiti artist to expose a gaping security lapse in Ray Kelly’s vaunted plan to protect the city against terrorism.

July 2, 2012
Appellate Dilemma: Right Reasoning, Wrong Result
Do the abuses stemming from the NYPD’s three million, largely indiscriminate stops of black and Hispanic New Yorkers pose a greater than allowing a 14-year-old boy to run loose with a loaded gun?

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