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The removal of Franklyn "Bubba" Paige as president of Lifeguards Local 461 of District Council 37 under a ruling by its national union's Judicial Panel was a heartening victory for activists i…

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Long before Shaun Francois I became the first leader of School Employees Local 372 of District Council 37 to have a roman numeral as part of his name, the local had a pair of presidents who fa…

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In normal times, a group planning a major push in next year's City Council elections built around cutting the police force in half, putting a moratorium on arrests, canceling rent and cancelin…

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Even as Mayor de Blasio warned Sept. 15 that the time was drawing near when he would have no choice but to send out 22,000 layoff notices unless he got outside help from Albany or—less likely …

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"There's absolutely no slowdown going," Mike the Cop said Sept. 10 when asked about the suspicions voiced the previous three weeks by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Brooklyn Borough Preside…

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When Public Advocate Jumaane Williams Aug. 20 wrote Police Commissioner Dermot Shea asking whether a police slowdown was under way, there was a touch of irony in a public official who long com…

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There are plenty of arguments against the Police Benevolent Association making its first endorsement for President in at least 36 years on behalf of Donald Trump.

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The question about whether steps taken by a new Postmaster General—who just happens to be one of Donald Trump's biggest campaign contributors—that will significantly delay postal service hadn'…

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Mike the Cop said that he had to be careful in how he characterized the changes in the way patrol officers are responding to situations that could turn violent due to a City Council bill signe…

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After 18-year-old Nikki Stone was grabbed off the street and arrested by NYPD Warrant Squad officers July 28 for having used orange paint to disable a police camera near City Hall several week…

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When the voice on the other end of my cellphone said, "You have a collect call from Mr. Mammori," it took a few seconds for me to realize that my friend on the inside, Fausto "Fuzzy" Mammori, …

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Thirty years ago, I spent the last Friday night in July outside a funeral home in East New York where Mayor David Dinkins was paying his respects to the family of a 9-year-old girl who was sho…

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Twenty-two years ago, two Firefighters, along with a Police Officer, were fired for the unofficial crime of Being a Moron in Public based on their presence, in blackface, in a spoof that was p…

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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…

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One night at a party last October, I asked someone who does a lot of business with the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office whether, if he were a betting man, he'd wager that it would indict Rudy …

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"I don't think anyone had seen anything like this except maybe the old-timers who were around for the Crown Heights riots," Mike the Cop said June 16, referring to the two-plus weeks of protes…

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Mayor de Blasio came to work on the morning of June 9 secure in the knowledge that even as he faced criticism from every side of the dispute over the NYPD and proposed cuts in its funding, he …