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September 17, 2018
Fending Off the Feds
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown did not attend the news conference at Police Plaza last week with Police Commissioner Jim O’Neill to announce the indictments of a retired vice squad detective, his wife, seven current NYPD cops and nearly three dozen civilians regarding a gambling and prostitution ring in three counties.

September 10, 2018
White Boys and Black Women
While the white boys at the top of the NYPD quietly promoted their crony Paul Deentremont to deputy chief just months after he rescinded his retirement, the department last month promoted Donna Jones, proclaiming her the third black female assistant chief in department history.

September 3, 2018
Cronyism Tops Sensitivity
We’ve heard a lot about the NYPD’s sensitivity to concerns of minority communities. What we've heard less about is cronyism at the top ranks of the department.

August 27, 2018
Downgrading Corruption
Anyone concerned about the NYPD’s apparent apathy toward its seemingly intractable battle against police corruption might shudder at the response of the Commission to Combat Police Corruption to a Staten Island man who maintained he had been illegally surveilled by security vendors at the 9/11 Museum.

August 20, 2018
I'm No Enemy of the People
Let me add my small voice to the louder media clamor to dispute President Trump’s claim that newspapers are the enemy of the people.

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