Mayor de Blasio and the City Council figured out how to trim $1 billion from the Police Department's budget, and it wasn't enough to satisfy the 500 people who had claimed the mantle of Occupy City Hall.  They apparently are sophisticated eno…

Thursday, July 02, 2020

To the Editor: For my part, I'm sick and tired of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proclaiming herself to be the vanguard of some new politics that is about "holding our democracy accountable." Read more

To the Editor: Let me see if I understand Mayor Bill de Blasio's budget strategy with regard to the New York Police Department. He said that with the budget cuts to the NYPD, there will be 2,0… Read more

To the Editor: Conflicts between the Medical Examiner, Health Department and law enforcement do not enhance the quality of death investigations and autopsies, determine the cause and manner of… Read more

To the Editor: Many of President Trump’s supporters have vocalized that their 2016 decision to vote for Mr. Trump was based upon his message that American security was at risk. At risk from Mi… Read more

To the Editor: The curfew was a terrible mass harassment on balmy early-summer evenings, especially when we were confined to quarters for fear of fatal infection. And the riot-geared police Ma… Read more

Friday, June 26, 2020

To the Editor: Michael Fiaschetti was a NYC police officer and a protege of the legendary Lieut. Joseph Petrosino, who was murdered by the Mafia in Sicily in 1909. The "Italian Squad," headed … Read more

To the Editor: It's bad enough that on June 16 a 92-year-old retired schoolteacher got knocked to the ground for no reason at all. But why was her attacker, 31-year-old Rashid Brimmage, still … Read more

To the Editor: Like the antebellum South, Donald Trump thrives on racial division and strife, hoping whites will secede from America's "melting pot" to solidify his core base of support and wi… Read more

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Our guess is that some top city officials had mixed feelings about the bad behavior of the protesters who were camped out in City Hall Park over the final days of the budget process.

Amid the cacophony of voices calling for budget changes that would sharply reduce the police force despite troubling rises in both homicides and shootings this year, Mayor de Blasio and Police…

The city is staring at a financial crisis that is virtually certain not to be alleviated by Federal action by the time a new budget must be in place July 1. 

All those convinced that the cops are impediments to peace and justice should consider a recent report regarding another often-maligned group: correction officers.

Legislative changes that will significantly affect police discipline, from the penalties involved to public disclosure of relevant past violations by cops, moved to enactment by Governor Cuomo…