Ken Burns is a story-teller. His new documentary PBS film which debuted this week, The Central Park Five, is really a retrospective on the case of Trisha Meili, brutally raped near the Reservoir in the 875-acre Central Park, on April 20, 1989.
Two startling verdicts came down last week in two cop-related fatal shootings. In one, a Brooklyn jury acquitted the getaway driver of a botched robbery that resulted in the killing of NYPD officer Peter Figoski.
So long as politics trumps performance, it makes more sense for Superintendent McCarthy and Mayor Emanuel to play the blame game than fight crime. In police politics, if you want to keep your job, nothing fails like success.
Mayor Bloomberg, Commissioner Kelly: Gun control is extremely important. But gang control and jobs for minority youths are a much faster route to saving our neighborhoods and keeping our citizens safe.
The hands that once picked cotton and now belong to a president can ensure that America's future is strong by not allowing America to deem us weak. Yes, we can stop the violence; we can stop the illegal gun possession; we can stop the excuses and we can stop being ignored and start holding all accountable.
ID theft happens everywhere in every type of company. In order for this to be avoided, companies need to review what protections and safeguards they have in place to protect this data from theft, and carefully vet employees who have access to it.
Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Kelly have kept the city safe from criminals and terrorists. Now they have to fight a third front: career-minded mayoral candidates and headline-grabbing judges who are undermining the NYPD's aggressive tactics.
As great as these changes to the patrol guide are, they will not stop the false arrests in suspicion of prostitution or racial profiling. They will not stop the NYPD "stop and frisk" policy.
With its disastrous fallout and questionable payoff, it is time to abolish this divisive and ill-conceived tactic. Stop-and-frisk is racially biased, ineffective, and has created considerable costs for the city.
This is one of the few high profile cases across the country in which the johns as well as the traffickers have been indicted, and I applaud the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., for his leadership.
They tattooed these street names on the women they exploited. One woman had a crown with a dollar sign tattooed above her pubic bone. Another had "King Koby" and a barcode permanently inked on her neck.
I've been asked to explain why the NYPD vigorously pursues a potentially dangerous and controversial "stop, question and frisk" policy in New York City -- the safest large city in America. The answer is simple -- because it works.
In the wake of a high-profile incident of violence, people approach me with the same question: what does the NYC Anti-Violence Project (AVP) do to end violence? We now ask you: what will you do to end violence?
Comparing decades is so pointless, let's leave it at this: like every other artificially bracketed era in New York history, the Eighties were fine. Just fine.
Another NYPD Counter-Terrorism Commissioner is leaving, the third since Police Commissioner Ray Kelly created the job in 2002. The latest departs to the usual chorus of hosannas from city officials.