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Five most recent columns

March 19, 2018
The Amazing Ms. McCray
With the emergence of first lady Chirlane McCray as a potential political candidate, people are beginning to speculate about the influence she may exert — and has already exerted — at City Hall.

March 12, 2018
Harrington: Collateral Damage [Con't]
The federal corruption case against former deputy chief Michael Harrington smelled from the start. And the failure of his union, the Captains Endowment Association, to support him has left him broke and bitter.

March 5, 2018
Community Policing's Backstage Battle
A behind-the-scenes battle is roiling the upper ranks of the NYPD over neighborhood policing, a signature policy of Mayor Bill de Blasio and Commissioner James O’Neill.

February 26, 2018
She's Got Guts
Say this about Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark: She’s got guts.

February 19, 2018
Crazy Eddie: Not So Crazy
Some in the police department refer to him as “Crazy Eddie” but what Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins said after a state judge acquitted Sgt. Hugh Barry of murder charges last week is 100 percent accurate: “What I saw was the police commissioner play politics. I saw a mayor play politics and a district attorney play politics.”

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