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After decades, a time to move on

My first inkling that strong convictions were not necessarily conducive to longevity in the newspaper business came in 1979, working for a chain of Brooklyn weeklies known as Courier-Life. I had …

Truth is a casualty of Cuomo, Trump spin

Maureen Connelly spoke with a certain disbelief Feb. 28 in assessing the political ad that Andrew Cuomo had begun circulating earlier that afternoon. It used fragments of news reports about the …

Not-So-Marvelous Mr. Mullins Scrapes Bottom

Even the most-resourceful police officers sometimes benefit, in solving crimes, from the reality that many criminals are morons. A reasonably smart bank-robber understands that if he's just made …

RIP Eddie Kay: Farewell To a Great Organizer

Late last year, Eddie Kay called me to ask how I was doing, inform me he had been dealing with some health issues, and mention that he was supporting Jumaane Williams for Governor, just as he had for …

'A Kick in the Stomach': Cop Reflects on Deaths

"It's hard to say exactly," Mike the Cop replied when asked Feb. 10 about the mood on the street among officers, not quite three weeks after Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora were fatally shot by a …

Blurred Lines: Dems Draw Just Like GOP

The last time Andrew Cuomo offered the impression he was a reformer was a decade ago, when in mid-February 2012 he announced a plan for permanently reforming the way districts were chosen for seats …

Real-Life Consequences' Tragic Reminder for DA

Alvin Bragg was four weeks into his apprenticeship as the man who decides what constitutes justice in Manhattan when Dominique Luzuriaga called him out as a guilty bystander sitting in a pew at St. …

DSA Union Insurgents: Hard to Make Inroads

Three years ago, the Democratic Socialists of America issued a memo outlining how to quietly gain enduring power in a half-dozen city unions in the public and private sectors, among them District …

Adams Family Values: Brief Relief for Banks

When Mayor Adams quietly named his brother Bernard a Deputy Police Commissioner Jan. 7, the thought occurred that this was an attempt to keep his equally new Deputy Mayor for Public Safety, Philip …

A Police Officer's View Of Capitol, 1 Year Later

The day after the deranged traitor Donald Trump told journalist Hugh Hewitt last September that he was considering running for President in 2024, a Capitol Police Officer who generally avoids …

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