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Five most recent columns

June 27, 2016
The Feds' Cooperating Witness
The feds say NYPD Deputy Chief Mike Harrington was a cop “on call” to Jona Rechnitz and Jeremy Reichberg, the two Orthodox Jewish hustlers at the heart of the NYPD corruption scandal.

June 21, 2016
The NYPD: How Bad is Bad?
Stop and Frisk. Over-the-top spying on Muslims. The still unresolved deaths of Eric Garner and Akai Gurley. Add to that the arrest of two high-ranking NYPD officers on bribery charges and we have the lurid details of a widening corruption scandal.

June 20, 2016
The NYPD: You've Come a Long Way, Baby
The NYPD is hardly an avatar of social change.

June 13, 2016
Unidentified “NYPD Officer” in Seabrook Complaint is Chief Phil Banks
Former NYPD Chief of Department Phil Banks is a behind-the-scenes presence in the corruption scandal involving former correction union boss Norman Seabrook; allegedly crooked Harlem restauranteur Hamlet Peralta; and Orthodox Jewish businessmen Jona Rechnitz and Jeremy Reichberg.

June 6, 2016
The NYPD's Titanic Problem
Like the famed ocean liner, the greatest police department in the history of the world — as it likes to portray itself — seems headed toward an iceberg while the skipper, Mayor Bill de Blasio, seems oblivious to the dangers ahead. Perhaps the mayor is unaware that two-thirds of an iceberg resides beneath the surface.

May 30, 2016
Bill Bratton's Mystery Woman
Who is Beth Correia?

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