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Five most recent columns

August 21, 2017
Charlottesville's Policing Problem
Was a possible watershed moment in our history — the violence generated by right-wing extremists in Charlottesville, Virginia — precipitated by poor policing?

August 14, 2017
A Cop's Life: Reminders of Danger
Two incidents last week — one out of the past, the other frighteningly current — remind us that the life of a cop is a precarious one.

August 7, 2017
Emotionally Disturbing Police Shootings: Murder or Self-Defense?
Papers filed in Bronx State Supreme Court last week by Sgt. Hugh Barry say Barry had no choice when he fatally shot an emotionally disturbed black woman after she swung at his head with a baseball bat in her small bedroom.

July 31, 2017
Retired NYPD Chiefs Displaying Buyers' Remorse
The four NYPD chiefs and an inspector who retired “voluntarily” under pressure from then-Commissioner Bill Bratton at the height of a federal corruption probe into the department want back pay. They also want their jobs back.

July 24, 2017
Don't Count on Bill
If there is a lesson Police Commissioner Jimmy O’Neill should have learned in his 10 months in office, it is that he can‘t count on Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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