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Mayor de Blasio's Midterm Report Card

Tom Allon | Posted 12.28.2015 | New York
Tom Allon

Since we're living in a data-driven, grades obsessed world, it's time to gather around for Mayor Bill de Blasio's midterm report card. It's halfway through the Mayor's four-year term. First terms are notoriously hard but since this is the big time, there's no grading on a curve.

If You See Something, Say Something: A Simple Nudge to End School Shootings

Francine LeFrak | Posted 10.21.2015 | Crime
Francine LeFrak

What seems to be entirely left out of the conversation is our responsibility as a society to be more mindful. We need to refocus our efforts; it's about empathy, it's about responsibility, and it's about being proactive.

A Call for Safer Streets in New York City

Richard Robbins | Posted 03.16.2014 | New York
Richard Robbins

It would be a greater tragedy if we don't react to these two latest in a series of pedestrian deaths in a way that effectively saves lives.

Ray Kelly's $1.5 Million Bodyguards, And The Murder Plot That Wasn't

Matt Sledge | Posted 02.03.2014 | New York
Matt Sledge

Over at DNAinfo, Murray Weiss is reporting from police sources that Ray Kelly will keep a 10-officer, $1.5 million a year police detail in his retirem...

Alleged Bryant Park Shooter Implicates Himself On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 11.12.2013 | New York

ABC reports Corey Dunton, the 16-year-old Bryant Park shooting suspect, was arraigned on criminal charges Tuesday morning. While being escorted fr...

Small Liberal Arts Campuses: Protest Less, Listen More

Michael Restiano | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Michael Restiano

Protesting is important in that it's the option to turn to when critical discourse is stifled. But protesting the opportunity to hear and engage critically with an ideology is damaging for both parties involved.

Lhota Dead on Arrival for Televised Mayoral Debate; Historic GOP Loss in the Offing

Howard Barbanel | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Howard Barbanel

A kid-glove campaign without being in the least bit pugnacious won't work in a tough town like New York. For the last 20 years New Yorkers elected Republican mayors, but Guiliani and Bloomberg were alpha dogs (although different stylistically).

This Stop-And-Frisk Critic May Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

Conservative rock musician Ted Nugent said he opposes New York City's stop-and-frisk policy in an interview with Newsmax on Wednesday. Nugent said ...

Potential Obama Nomination Would Face 'Fiercest Opposition'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly would face strong opposition from the civil rights community if nominated by President Barack Obama to lea...

Amanda Terkel

Ray Kelly On Stop And Frisk: 'No Question' Violent Crime Will Rise If Program Is Stopped | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly vigorously defended the city's stop-and-frisk policies on Sunday, predicting trouble if they...

If Only Billionaires Were Stopped and Frisked

Nida Khan | Posted 10.14.2013 | New York
Nida Khan

The amount of taxpayer money spent on these incidents is enough to make anyone's head spin. It's simply out of control. And it might be time for the Mayor and Police Commissioner Kelly to accept the reality that police officers need to be retrained and an outside monitor must be established.

Stopping and Frisking... Cops

Norm Stamper | Posted 08.13.2013 | Crime
Norm Stamper

You cannot, by law or department policy, stop and question people without a reasonable suspicion that they have committed, are committing, or are about to commit a crime, nor can you pat them down without a reasonable suspicion that they are armed and presently dangerous.

Ray Kelly's Terror Fairy Tale

Len Levitt | Posted 06.29.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

What better way for Ray Kelly to capture attention than to announce that the Boston Marathon bombers had planned to drive to New York and detonate their remaining bombs in Times Square.

Stop and Frisk: Finally a Decent Day in Court for the City

Dominic Carter | Posted 06.18.2013 | New York
Dominic Carter

It comes as no surprise: The top NYPD official that ran stop and frisk supports the highly controversial police tactic as an effective law enforcement tool.

Ray, Where Art Thou?

Len Levitt | Posted 06.15.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

The most intriguing question of the current stop and frisk trial is why Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is not testifying.

Race and the NYPD: It's Complicated

Len Levitt | Posted 06.01.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

A shrewd move by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, appointing Phil Banks, a high-ranking black officer, as the NYPD's chief of department.

Commissioner Ray Kelly On Stop-and-Frisk: "I Wouldn't Want To Be Stopped, I Don't Want My Time Taken Away From Me"

92nd Street Y | Posted 03.24.2013 | New York
92nd Street Y

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly responded to criticism of the NYPD's stop-and-frisk measures on January 10, 2013. Speaking at 92nd Street Y wit...

Everybody Loves Raymond

Len Levitt | Posted 03.24.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

Not only is Raymond W. Kelly the longest-serving police commissioner in city history but he is also, with a 75 per cent approval rating, the most popular. How does he do it?

Kelly and AP: Ray's Pants Are on Fire

Len Levitt | Posted 03.16.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

Ray Kelly was at his misleading best at the 92nd Street YMHA last week in trashing the Associated Press' Pulitzer prize-winning series about the New York City Police Department's widespread and pervasive spying on Muslims.

Quinn and Kelly: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Len Levitt | Posted 03.09.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

So there's a deal: City Council Speaker Christine Quinn keeps Ray Kelly as police commissioner if she's elected mayor, according to the NY Post.

Not Much Was Stirring...

Len Levitt | Posted 02.23.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was not in the holiday spirit as he prepared to set off from the Plaza on his Christmas Eve stroll.

The Applebee Connection

Len Levitt | Posted 02.16.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

It must have been a slow day on the crime and terrorism fronts because there was Police Commissioner Ray Kelly up in Harlem last Monday at an Applebee restaurant ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Intel at Inception

Len Levitt | Posted 02.09.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

Newly obtained NYPD documents, prepared in 2003 and 2004, provide an insight into how the Intelligence Division operated in the aftermath after 9/11 as it sought to protect the city against another terrorist attack.

The Schoolcraft Dilemma

Len Levitt | Posted 01.12.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

Whistle-blower cop Adrian Schoolcraft and his father Larry want to bring the world down. In the process, their supporters fear they are losing focus and hurting themselves.

Port Authority Police: More Than Joe Dunne

Len Levitt | Posted 12.29.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

There is more than one story line to the appointment of former NYPD First Deputy Commissioner Joe Dunne to the newly created position of chief security officer of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.