Five most recent columns
November 11, 2019
O’Neill and His Legacy
So Police Commissioner Jimmy O’Neill is history.
November 4, 2019
Cops or Social Workers? Maybe Both
Mayor de Blasio and his pliant police commissioner Jimmy O'Neill have finally done it. They have formally embraced a policy — derided by former police commissioner Bill Bratton and abandoned by his predecessor Ray Kelly — what they call Neighborhood Policing.
October 28, 2019
Michael Armstrong: Dedicated, Complicated
Michael Armstrong, who died last week at age 86, was a seminal figure in changing the NYPD’s culture of corruption that went back to the 19th Century.
October 21, 2019
Neighborhood Policing Doubts
Every police commissioner takes credit for the city’s 25-year crime decline that began under the mayoralty of Rudy Giuliani.
October 14, 2019
Rudy, Say It Ain't So
Is it possible? Could Rudy Giuliani be indicted by the office of U.S. Attorney for the Southern District, the same office he headed with such grandiosity?