Other than Ray Kelly, what police commissioner on God's green earth could keep his job after the avalanche of police scandals in New York City last week?
Corruption is taking place at every level of government. Here in New York City, we see the beginning of a police scandal, which I sense will rival that of 1972.
There have been rumors that the police commissioner might run for mayor despite the mess at the Police Department. The last thing New York needs is another burned-out chief executive.
Far too often, the stories, I've heard about police brutality, came with an air of resignation and comments like, "Its been going on so long, it will never change." That is certainly not how it felt on the streets of Harlem on Friday!
Michael Bloomberg is flat wrong, and he doubtless knows it but hopes you won't notice: New Yorkers have no right to be free of any disruption from the peaceful but disruptive free-speech actions of their fellow citizens.
This is about more than just one protest. What's at stake is the very right we have as Americans to speak out when we've been wronged, and to peaceably assemble as a community to seek redress from the government.
The Anwar al-Awlak killing can only be interpreted and assayed meaningfully if placed in the context of the 'War On Terror." For America today is not the same country that it was before 9/11.
The musical Occupy Wall Street will open soon on Broadway. But for those Have-Nots who can't afford tickets, here's a peek at rehearsals.
It seems no exaggeration to say that the NYPD has infiltrated every level of Muslim life in NYC. Where's the outrage? Where's the concern? Where's the lawsuit?
At the end of his son's life, Kelly's father Ron, a former police officer himself, could not hear his son's final pleas for help. However, in death Ron has been the indefatigable, poised messenger for justice that his son can no longer be.
Brooklyn College's Faculty Council denounced the spying on Islamic students, suggesting that the police department targeted them without any proof that they were engaging in terrorist activity.
The scope of the surveillance described in Intelligence Divison documents suggest that the NYPD may have targeted subjects without specific tips about wrongdoing. The spying has targeted virtually every level of Muslim life in NYC.
Ticketgate's main stage is the Bronx, where more than in any other borough, juries don't trust cops. And cops don't trust Bronx juries.
The Kenneth Moreno verdict just reinforces the ugly truth about what women will face if they accuse a man of sexual assault, especially if they're drunk and the man is a cop.
Is Police Commissioner Ray Kelly really going to close the Joint Bank Robbery Task Force, as he has threatened? He appears to be hesitating.
"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.