As Attorney General for President George W. Bush, Michael Mukasey was an NYPD critic. Now's he's become an NYPD apologist.
Is Police Commissioner Ray Kelly deliberately trying to sabotage the Bronx district attorney's ticket-fixing case against 16 police officers?
It has taken ten years, but the New York Times has figured out that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is no friend of the media.
On the day the city's Muslims staged their first organized protest against the NYPD's secret and pervasive spying on their communities, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly denied the obvious.
Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD acted with cowardice by trying to use the cloak of night, while people slept, as a shield from the highly questionable tactics they engaged in during their raid on Zuccotti Park.
The NYPD seems to have taken payback to a new level. The department appears to have retaliated against the brother of a deputy chief who earlier this year embarrassed a high-profile civilian deputy commissioner.
The bizarre and unexplained arrangement of the NYPD Counter-Terrorism Foundation has yet again left the public in the dark about the department's actions and its motives.
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?
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.
No wonder Police Commissioner Ray Kelly refuses to release his public schedule. He might have to answer questions about why wealthy and powerful people are meeting with him.
Maybe there's still time to get a New Yorker into the GOP race. How could a state with so many politicians, political junkies and political hangers-on fail to field even an 11th hour vanity candidate?
For first time since 9/11, some elected officials had the courage to grill Police Commissioner Ray Kelly about his secretive anti-terrorism policies. Surprise, surprise, those officials did not include Mayor Bloomberg.
It's nonsense that the NYPD could, on its own, shoot down a jetliner. Hearing the normally disciplined Kelly assert such authority only raises questions about his judgment.
Ten years later, the terror has become a low-grade, chronic fear that New Yorkers live with. Fear has made normally cynical New Yorkers more accepting of authority, especially law enforcement authority.
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.
Since his appointment as FBI Director in 2001, Robert Mueller has refrained from criticizing Kelly. While Mueller has not changed his public stance about Kelly, one wonders whether the leak probe could be a form of payback.