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Five most recent columns

February 8, 2016
The New De Blasio?
It was the monthly news conference at Police Plaza, with the mayor, police commissioner and his top staff, announcing yet another low in crime statistics.

February 1, 2016
Howard Safir: Still No Respect
Somewhere around 1999, Bill Bratton described his NYPD successor, Howard Safir, as “The Rodney Dangerfield of law enforcement.”

January 25, 2016
Bloomberg for President: 2008 Redux?
So Michael Bloomberg wants to run for president. Again.

January 18, 2016
Peter Liang Trial: Color-Blind Justice?
When rookie NYPD Officer Peter Liang goes on trial on manslaughter charges Tuesday, many will ask whether he is a killer or a victim of a racially cockeyed New York City.

January 11, 2016
The Devil in the Detail — Part I and Part II
Top police officials have pointed to a chief who headed Ray Kelly’s security detail as the source of Kelly’s comments that NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton deliberately distorted shooting statistics to make the city appear safer that it actually is.

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