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.
A new study reveals that the city's much-acclaimed crime declines over the past two decades may partially be the result of cooking the books. This merits investigation so New Yorkers can know the true crime statistics from their borough.
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.
Ray Kelly's "policing 101 refresher" memo underscores the giant hole in the supposed NYPD successes in lowering crime over the past decade. It indicates that for the past eight years Kelly has refused to tackle a widespread problem.