I stood on the corner of 49th Street and 7th Avenue completely stunned. I had just seen a man die. No, I had just seen a man killed. I leaned against the wall of a building, trying to catch my breath as the sun beat down on my face.
Every child, on every block of every neighborhood, has the right to walk to school and home without fear of getting shot. And yet, the subject of gun law reform remains taboo for many of our state and national elected officials.
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.
Stop and frisk must continue as a tool for the NYPD. It's time we had an honest appraisal: stop and frisk is saving minority men's lives. But jobs and education is a better way to save them. That work must begin now.
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.