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Reactive Policing 'What Public and NYPD Want'

"It's complicated," Mike the Cop said June 1 when asked about the state of the job for NYPD officers a year after the murder of George Floyd and the turbulent, sometimes-violent protests on city …

James Takes Lazy Path To Curbing Cop Abuses

Maybe State Attorney General Letitia James isn't thinking of running for Governor, with or without Andrew Cuomo standing in her way, after all. Because if the legislation she served up May 21 is …

Will '372' Mess Turn Into Same Old Song?

When a District Council 37 lifer was asked May 18 about the recent discovery that top officials of its Local 372 led by President Shaun Francois had split up to $600,000 in overtime pay, at least …

Pols Starting to Woke Up To the Sound of Gunfire

'I Don't Want to Die' was the headline occupying the bottom half of the New York Post's front page May 10, quoting a 23-year-old Rhode Island woman who was among the three people—including a …

A bit more than three years ago, during a conversation about an accusation by a former staffer for then-State Sen. Jeff Klein that in 2015 he had forcibly kissed her outside an Albany bar, a male …

Perfect Storm of Denial Trapped in Ideology

Mayor de Blasio was in an uncharacteristically cheerful mood as he rolled out a budget April 26 that brought to mind the remark of an owner of the Washington football team a half-century ago, who …

UFT Hoping to Get It Right the First Time

All through its four-month vetting process of mayoral candidates, featuring five town-hall forums in which 12,000 of its members participated, there was something inevitable about the United …

Fuzzy on Mets, Cuomo And Early Retirement

"How 'bout my Mets?" was Fausto "Fuzzy" Mamori's way of saying hi after I agreed to accept the charges for his collect call from a Federal facility for those who can't seem to get enough of the …

Others' Mistakes Never Registered With Cuomo

When he secured his third term as Governor in November 2018, it seemed like a ripe time for Andrew Cuomo to take stock. Though he had defeated Republican challenger Marc Molinaro by nearly 23 …

Mayor de Blasio spent the early part of his March 31 media availability talking about a police-reform plan he had put together with the City Council a couple of weeks earlier that among other …

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