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Five most recent columns

September 16, 2019
End of the Line for Walzak
So NYPD spokesman Phillip Walzak is resigning.

September 9, 2019
Half-Truths or Lies?
If nothing else in his nearly three years as police commissioner, Jim O’Neill has learned to tell half-truths. Others might call them lies.

September 2, 2019
No Confidence in O'Neill
So the PBA has proclaimed a vote of no confidence in NYPD Commissioner Jimmy O’Neill for his firing of Officer Daniel Pantaleo over the “chokehold” death of Eric Garner. For good measure, PBA president Pat Lynch called on the governor to fire Mayor Bill de Blasio.

August 26, 2019
The Big Cave
No matter how you slice, dice, or splice it, it’s hard to escape the conclusion that NYPD Commissioner Jim O’Neill caved when he fired police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the 2014 “chokehold” death of Eric Garner.

August 19, 2019
Still Waiting on O'Neill
Cops investigating crimes abhor a vacuum of information. It’s habit for them to figure out logical scenarios, which, logical as they may seem, could be dead wrong.

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