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May 21, 2018   
The Politics of Parole
We all know why Gov. Andrew Cuomo changed the rules for parole, making the inmate’s institutional record, such as education and remorse, more important than the crime itself, no matter how horrible. He has been tacking left to burnish his “progressive” credentials as he seeks a third term in November, to say nothing about a possible run for president in 2020.

May 14, 2018 
Wherefore Rudy?
What to make of Rudy Giuliani’s fumbling, stumbling and bumbling as he contradicted President Donald Trump about payments to porn star Stormy Daniels; his “storm troopers” comment about FBI agents who raided the offices of Trump’s fixer/lawyer Michael Cohen; and his seeming justification of hush-money payments that led the law firm he worked for to drop him as partner?

May 7, 2018
She Snared Shawn
Gabi Grecko, the prostitute at the heart of the ongoing NYPD corruption scandal, has ensnared another victim. This time it’s not a cop.

April 30, 2018
Bratton's Recommendation Is Out
Looks like Judy Pal is out. She was the assistant commissioner hired just a few months ago, on the recommendation of former commissioner Bill Bratton. Her job was to plug the mayor’s signature policy of neighborhood policing.

April 23, 2018
Pantaleo and the Feds: Enough Already!
“Justice Dept. Is Seen as Divided on Rights Case in Garner Killing,” headlined The New York Times in a Page 1 story over the weekend. This is news?

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