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July 28, 2014
Eric Garner: Race and Race Baiting
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says race wasn’t a factor in the death of Eric Garner, a six-foot-three-inch, 350-pound black man who died, possibly from a department-banned chokehold, as officers arrested him for selling “loose” cigarettes in Staten Island.

July 21, 2014
Eric Garner Death: A Manageable Police Crisis?
That Mayor de Blasio delayed his trip to Italy by just a day suggests he believes the first crisis of his mayoralty is manageable — at least in the short run.

July 14, 2014
To Fight Terrorism: Collaborate — Up To a Point
Shortly after his appointment as Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism, John Miller addressed the Joint Terrorism Task Force, which includes over 100 detectives and nearly 170 FBI agents who are based at a secret, off-site location on Manhattan's West Side.

July 7, 2014
Selling Crime or Newspapers?
Is crime up across the city? Does the eight per cent increase in shootings over the past six months presage a trend to more violence, as suggested by recent headlines?

June 30, 3014 
Espo: The Good Soldier
Former Chief of Department Joe Esposito has been appointed to head the city’s Office of Emergency Management. .

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