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Five most recent columns

July 25, 2016
Sorry About the Meeting
The group of young black activists who chained themselves to lobby turnstiles at the headquarters of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association got a lot of mileage when ten of them were arrested.

July 18, 2016
Police and Black Americans: Can They Ever Get Along?
The seemingly unbridgeable chasm between the police and black Americans widened yesterday with what officials described as an “ambush” shooting that killed three cops and wounded three more in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

July 11, 2016
Black/Police Violence: On and On
Two fatal police shootings last week of black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and suburban Minneapolis-St. Paul. A sniper attack that killed five Dallas police officers and wounded another seven by a black Army reservist who said he wanted to kill white people, especially police officers. Other attacks on police in Texas, Georgia, Missouri and Tennessee, reportedly by blacks.

July 4, 2016
The NYPD Corruption Scandal: Leading by Example
How did this happen? How did the NYPD lose its way? How did businessmen Jeremy Reichberg and Jona Rechnitz allegedly entice senior NYPD officials with fancy dinners and expensive trips to perform personal favors? The scandal has led to the indictments, transfers, modifications and and/or retirements of  a dozen police brass — numbers that exceeded even those of the Knapp Commission corruption scandal of the early 1970s.

June 27, 2016
The Feds' Cooperating Witness
The feds say NYPD Deputy Chief Mike Harrington was a cop “on call” to Jona Rechnitz and Jeremy Reichberg, the two Orthodox Jewish hustlers at the heart of the NYPD corruption scandal.

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