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Bernard Kerik

The GOP Argument Against Criminal Justice Reform Just Got Dismantled

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics

Bernard Kerik, a former New York City police commissioner who later served federal prison time, has completely dismantled conservative Republican argu...

The Redemption of Bernard B. Kerik

Robert J. Feldman | Posted 06.13.2015 | Books
Robert J. Feldman

This insanity in incarcerating non-violent offenders for long periods of time must stop. From Jailer to Jailed is not only a riveting read but a unique and insightful rallying cry to forestall what the author dubs "the erosion of the very fabric of our society."

Experts Say Eric Garner Guilty

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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A King's Warning and a Reminder

Bernard B. Kerik | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Bernard B. Kerik

As Americans watch the events of James Foley's beheading, the growth of the ISIS army, and the implosion of the Middle-East and Arab Region unfold before their eyes on their television screen or computer, the importance or urgency of fighting this war is diminished by distance.

ISIS: A Threat Far Worse Than Al Qaeda

Bernard B. Kerik | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics
Bernard B. Kerik

The ISIS message is not just a hatred for democracy or the freedoms of the West, but a sick and demented interpretation of Islam, calling for genocide or an annihilation of Christian, Jews and anyone of another religion, including anyone who stands in their way.

Safer Streets and Communities Start at Home

Bernard B. Kerik | Posted 09.13.2014 | Crime
Bernard B. Kerik

The total number of American law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty by gunfire so far this year is 27, versus 16 last year. Some experts blame anti-government, and white supremacist groups, and gang violence for these increases, but I believe it's much more.

A Time for Criminal Justice Reform

Bernard B. Kerik | Posted 09.10.2014 | Crime
Bernard B. Kerik

Today I want to use my unique set of criminal justice experiences -- from both sides of the prison wall -- to help end the mandatory minimum sentencing for non-violent offenders.

What Do Barack Obama and the Koch Brothers Agree On? The Smarter Sentencing Act

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

It's time for people of courage to beat our partisan swords into ploughshares and come together to help millions of people who have lost the power to advocate for themselves.

Reverse Racism: The Month in Review

T. Better Baldwin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Black Voices
T. Better Baldwin

Here's a quick lesson, it took 101 years after the Emancipation Proclamation to get a Civil Rights Bill to become law. Four years later Martin Luther King Jr., a leader of that Civil Rights movement, was assassinated.

Ryan J. Reilly

'Tough On Crime' Skepticism Gets Its Turn At CPAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- In a back corner of the exhibition hall for the Conservative Political Action Conference -- past the National Rifle Associatio...

Ryan J. Reilly

Bernard Kerik Criticizes 'Insane' Mandatory Minimum Sentences

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Convicted felon and former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik is now a supporter of mandatory minimum reform after a three-...

Bernie's Secret Lady

Len Levitt | Posted 10.26.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

Bernie Kerik's three years in federal prison haven't diminished the soap opera involving him and his lady friends.

Waiting for Bernie

Len Levitt | Posted 12.15.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

Bernard Bailey Kerik is to testify in the Bronx this week at the perjury trial of his former pals, Frank and Peter DiTommaso.

Is Rudy Giuliani Ready for Celebrity Apprentice?

Dan Collins | Posted 10.17.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Listening to the former N.Y. mayor yammer on about the president (always wrong) and the candidates for the GOP nomination (all great), it did feel like the next stop was Donald Trump and reality TV.

Can Rudy Giuliani Save Indian Point?

Dan Collins | Posted 10.04.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The operator of the nuke plant is in talks to hire Giuliani to lead an ad campaign to keep the the facility open. Two questions come to mind: How do you feel about having a nuclear power plant only 27 miles from New York City? Would you feel any better about it if Rudy Giuliani told you it was okay?

Congressman King: The Yahoo Has a Point

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Maybe only a wild and crazy congressman would hold hearings on this subject, one so sensitive that King has been verbally stoned for daring to raise it.

Hats Off to Judith

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

The latest gentleman in Regan's crosshairs is Roger Ailes, who is chairman of Murdoch's Fox News Channel and supposedly Giuliani's close friend.

Standing Up for Bernie Kerik

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

It's time to consider reducing Kerik's four year prison sentence, which is 15 months longer than both the federal guidelines and the recommendation of prosecutors who handled his case.

The Kelly Conflict

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

New York City's Conflict of Interest Law seems pretty straightforward. And it appears that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has violated it.

Ray Kelly: Harvard Club Freeloader

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

In a town where a cop can't accept a free cup of coffee, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has been eating and drinking for free for the past eight years at the Harvard Club.

Did NYPD Intel Recruit a Criminal?

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

In its rush to recruit an undercover officer to spy on terrorists, the NYPD failed to properly vet a cop now accused in the million-dollar New Jersey perfume heist.

Not Even Prison Walls Can Shut Bernie Up

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

The world's most irrepressible terrorism fighter, Bernard Kerik, has found a way to blog from inside federal prison in Cumberland, Maryland, on the West Virginia border.

Bernie Kerik: Victim, Victim, Victim

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

As Bernie Kerik entered federal prison in Cumberland, Maryland on the West Virginia border, a new souvenir of him has surfaced.

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.

Newark Residents Have Zero Tolerance for Police Corruption

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deborah Jacobs

Cory Booker's "zero tolerance for corruption," as he put it in a press statement, should apply to lawless officers running rampant in the city as well as administration appointees on the take.