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Five most recent columns

April 23, 2018
Pantaleo and the Feds: Enough Already!
“Justice Dept. Is Seen as Divided on Rights Case in Garner Killing,” headlined The New York Times in a Page 1 story over the weekend. This is news?

April 16, 2018
Why So Quiet About Andy, Pat?
Poor Pat Lynch. Ever since the New York State Parole Board granted the release of Herman Bell, the Black Liberation Army member who killed NYPD cops Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini in 1971, the PBA president has performed handsprings and cartwheels to stop Bell’s release.

April 9, 2018
What To Believe?
If you believed the rants on the internet and in the media, many by black writers, about the fatal police shooting of Saheed Vassell in Brooklyn last week, you might well hate the NYPD.

April 2, 2018
Beyond Redemption
In a last-gasp attempt, the PBA is calling on the State Parole Board chairwoman to delay the scheduled April 17th release of cop-killer Herman Bell, citing the board’s failure “to obtain and consider” the sentencing minutes in his trial.

March 26, 2018
The Mayor's Cop?
When Jim O’Neill became police commissioner in 2016, he was known as a “cop’s cop.” With his recent appointment of Phillip Walzak as the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Public Information, he seems more like the mayor’s cop.

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