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Five most recent columns

October 20, 2014
What We Now Know About Ferguson, MO
Forensic evidence appears to support what police officer Darren Wilson said happened before he shot and killed Michael Brown two months ago. That evidence seems to offer a legal justification for his actions.

October 13, 2014
No Q-and-A For Chirlane McCray
Here was the Public Schedule for First Lady Chirlane McCray, for Friday, October 10, 2014, as released by City Hall.

October 6, 2014
What's the Deal with Rachel?
At least in theory, Mayor Bill de Blasio is correct: Rachel Noerdlinger should not be judged by the words or deeds of others, beginning with her live-in boyfriend.

September 29, 2014
Maple on Rachel: How Scrumptious
Perhaps it reflected a new era of good feeling, ushered in by Commissioner Bill Bratton’s collaborative-policing approach. Or perhaps it was just a bunch of law enforcement guys getting older and becoming mellow.

September 22, 2014
Bratton: I’m In Charge Here
If there is a lesson to be drawn from the sudden departure of First Deputy Commissioner Rafael Pineiro, the NYPD’s highest-ranking Hispanic officer, it is that Bill Bratton — not Al Sharpton — runs the police department.

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