Bill Bratton used to be New York City's Police Commissioner. Before that he was the best police commissioner that Boston ever had, and after that he became the best police commissioner that Los Angeles has ever had.
Mayor Bloomberg and his police commissioner Ray Kelly have defiantly continued to defend "stop-and-frisk" in the press. Let's take a look at some of their biggest myths.
We all know that a very small number of people are responsible for committing violent crimes in New York City. And because the majority of those suspected and arrested for violent crimes happen to be black and Latino, that fact should not give license to Bloomberg to demean and humiliate young black and Latino males.
Chronic surveillance is an addiction and one that's fed by an industry that has billions invested in creating the technology and supplying the operatives (like Snowden) that become cogs in the machinery that supports the larger matrix.
If Police Commissioner Ray Kelly thinks he has problems with the Stop and Frisk lawsuit, wait until the lawsuits filed over the NYPD's pervasive spying against Muslims get rolling.
Under a new administration, stop and frisk would have probably been cut back to constitutional levels. And Bloomberg would not be sounding like Rudy Giuliani.
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.
Judith Miller, the reporter who covered the weapons of mass destruction beat for the New York Times in early 2003, had an op-ed for the Wall Street Jo...
Somehow, the FBI and the Boston police department, with the help of numerous other Massachusetts and federal law enforcement agencies, were able to kill or capture the suspects in the marathon bombings without the assistance of Ray Kelly.
It's not pleasant listening to secret recordings of whistle-blowers where commanders are heard on tape, demanding numbers and results at all costs.
A shrewd move by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, appointing Phil Banks, a high-ranking black officer, as the NYPD's chief of department.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is either New York City's greatest hypocrite or its greatest politician.
How do I convey this without offending the gay community, or women who are supportive of more women in politics, or those who believe that Michael Bloomberg was a great mayor for New York? It may be impossible, but here goes. Christine Quinn is not qualified to be mayor of New York.
Call it a cri de coeur, a collective cry of the heart, from voices rarely heard -- the city's Muslim community, pushing back for the first time against the NYPD's secret spying on them for the past decade.
Under investigation by both the FBI and the IRS, Mount Vernon's Mayor Ernie Davis recently fired his police commissioner with no credible public explanation and replaced him with -- of all people -- our old friend, Sir Reginald Ward.
Protecting rights is an integral part of protecting communities. Keeping our city safe and treating all people with dignity and respect are not mutually exclusive. The NYPD should stop and think about that.