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Five most recent columns

September 15, 2014
The Deputy Inspector: Big Man, Big Mouth
Is former NYPD Deputy Inspector Corey Pegues the department’s Ray Rice?

September 8, 2014
The Mayor's Mouth and His Money
The city’s gratuitous explanation for settling the controversial Central Park Jogger case reveals, yet again, that the words of Mayor Bill de Blasio and his subordinates belie their actions.

September 1, 2014
Undermining Bratton
People have attributed the decline in the public’s approval of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and of the NYPD to the “chokehold” death of Eric Garner as police arrested him in July.

August 25, 2014
No Due Process for Some
All the racial rhetoric over Eric Garner and Michael Brown ignores the presumption of innocence of the two cops involved in their deaths.

August 18, 2014
Race: Still America’s Struggle
Whether in Ferguson, Missouri or New York City, no institution in this country is as racially polarized as our criminal justice system. It's a zero sum game, with no winners.

August 11, 2014
The Rev, The Rev, The Rev
Overlooked in the controversy surrounding Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ill-fated roundtable discussion over Eric Garner’s death is the role of Rachel Noerdlinger, the Rev. Al Sharpton’s former spokeswoman.

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