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September 18, 2017
A Terrorism Mystery: Where Was the Bureau?
If anybody harbors doubts about the FBI’s commitment to fighting terrorism, he need look no further than the arrest last month of Abdullah el-Faisal, a Muslim cleric who law enforcement officials describe as a major jihadi figure.

September 11, 2017
Daniel Pantaleo Case: A Mockery of Justice
The city’s Civilian Complaint Review Board is set to prosecute officer Daniel Pantaleo for the “chokehold” death of Eric Garner, becoming the fourth governmental agency to join the case.

September 4, 2017
Heil Pétain? 
Henri Philippe Pétain represents the latest example of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s political correctness run amok.

August 28, 2017
Too Drunk to Fight Terrorism?
Let’s take a deeper dive into the NYPD’s aborted counterterrorism training trip to Afghanistan that resulted in two top commanders being tossed off a chartered military flight because they were allegedly drunk. Chief of Counterterrorism James Waters then called off the operation.

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?

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