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Who's the Real Chicken?

Len Levitt | Posted 03.18.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

Rupert Murdoch may have called Gov. Cuomo "chicken" for refusing to take on the city's teacher's union. But judging from his latest State of the City address, Mayor Bloomberg sounds like the real chicken for refusing to take on Ray Kelly.

Underage Prostitution in New York City

Tasha Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tasha Mitchell

Very Young Girls (2007) documents the lives of underage prostitutes, as young as 12, residing in NYC. Looking for a "daddy" or someone to "love" them, these very young callgirls turned to pimps.

Adrian Schoolcraft: Now It's Getting Serious

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Many people think that the worst scandal in today's NYPD concerns its alleged manipulation of crime numbers. They are wrong. Even worse is how the department retaliated against a whistleblower cop.

Ray Kelly: Runnin' Scared?

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Is NYPD chief Ray Kelly's appointment of three outsiders to investigate alleged police downgrading of crime statistics "the real deal," as he himself might say?

'Twas the Night Before Christmas: An NYPD Fable

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

On the night before Christmas, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly decided to stroll down Fifth Avenue to sample public opinion.

In Ray Kelly's NYPD, Some Are More Equal Than Others

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

"All animals equal but some animals are more equal than others." George Orwell's line seems to fit the NYPD's Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, with his $12,000 in Harvard Club freebies.

The Daily News and the NYPD: Blinded by Love

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

What's with the editorial page of the Daily News when it comes to the police department? A real newspaper challenges authority and encourages its reporters to take the story wherever it leads.

Schoolcraft's Diagnosis: "Calm and Not Agitated"

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Jamaica Hospital kept whistleblower cop Adrian Schoolcraft inside its mental ward for six days even though he "was appropriate in interactions, calm and not agitated," according to the hospital's records.

Adrian Schoolcraft: Are the Feds in the Wings?

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

A small story deep inside the Daily News could cause big problems for NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. Federal prosecutors, the story said, want to talk to whistleblower cop Adrian Schoolcraft.

Adrian Schoolcraft: So Who's Crazy Now?

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

In a bizarre attempt at damage control, police department officials offered whistleblower cop Adrian Schoolcraft a sweetheart deal if he rejoined the NYPD fold.

Schoolcraft and Serpico: Smearing Prophets as Nuts

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

For those quick to dismiss NYPD whistle-blower Adrian Schoolcraft, remember that nobody initially believed Frank Serpico.

Schoolcraft in a Psych Ward: Who's the Real Crazy One?

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

The hospital record of a whistleblower cop thrown into a psychiatric ward after exposing NYPD wrongdoing is filled with inconsistencies about his mental state.

Those Schoolcraft Tapes

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Whether whiner or whistleblower, police officer Adrian Schoolcraft continues to damage the credibility of the New York City Police Department.

Cop on "The NYPD Tapes" Under Fire, But Community Meeting Is Calm

Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Matt Sledge

The Village Voice has some nasty things to report about Steven Mauriello, the NYPD commander for Bed-Stuy's 81st Precinct. Mauriello is a man under fire, but the community meeting he presided over last night was mostly sedate.

Ray May Be Away But Trouble Will Stay

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, said to be traveling in Israel, picked a good week to be out of town. There was plenty of bad NYPD news while he was gone.