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August 22, 2016
Framed by Robert Kennedy, Jr.
In his recently published book, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. maintains that his cousin, Michael Skakel, was “framed” for the murder of his 15-year-old neighbor, Martha Moxley, by an incompetent lawyer, a “corrupt” detective and prosecutor, and the media — including this reporter. 

August 15, 2016
Beware a Media Mea Culpa
Readers, take any apology from the media with a grain of salt.

August 8, 2016
Bill Bratton: Gone, Baby, Gone
In the end, Bill Bratton did what he has done in the past. After angling for the job of NYPD commissioner for more than five years (some say longer), he is staying just two and a half years and is gone.

August 1, 2016
Bill Bratton: The Successor Conundrum
What’s Mayor Bill de Blasio going to do about a successor to Bill Bratton, now that the NYPD commissioner has reiterated that he plans not to remain beyond 2017? Police sources say he may leave before then.

July 25, 2016
Sorry About the Meeting
The group of young black activists who chained themselves to lobby turnstiles at the headquarters of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association got a lot of mileage when ten of them were arrested.

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