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The NYPD Bigs' Disconnect
What’s with Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea and Deputy Commissioner for Public Information Phil Walzak? They don’t seem to be communicating.

November 5, 2018
Jews, Hasidic Jews and the NYPD
With the fatal Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, the increased number of reported anti-Semitic incidents and the upcoming corruption trial of a police inspector with ties to Brooklyn’s Hasidic community, let’s consider the state of anti-Semitism in the NYPD. The good news: at least in the higher ranks, it doesn’t appear to exist.

October 29, 2018
East of the Rock, West of the Hard Place
Nothing better defines Mayor de Blasio as a doofus than his dithering over Investigations Commissioner Mark Peters.

October 22, 2018
Where Are the 5s?
That’s the question from a senior law enforcement official, referring to detectives’ DD5s — written reports of important interviews with complainants, defendants and witnesses that detectives are expected to file.

October 15, 2018
Who Knew?
You can’t escape your past. That includes law enforcement agencies. Last week the past caught up to the NYPD and the FBI. 

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