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NYPD Finally Shuts Down Controversial Surveillance Program That Spied On Muslims

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

The New York Police Department has shut down its controversial Muslim surveillance program. The New York Times reports the decision, announced Tue...

Al Qaeda Magazine Calls For Car Bombs In The U.S.

Posted 03.20.2014 | Crime

The latest edition of Al Qaeda's English-language magazine urges readers to set off car bombs in the United States, specifically in Los Angeles, Chica...

Matt Sledge

NYPD Unions To Get Offices Inside Police Headquarters

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.07.2014 | New York

New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced Friday that the city's police unions are getting a new home -- inside department headquarters. ...

A Victory for All New Yorkers, Stop and Frisk Reforms Move Forward

Vincent Warren | Posted 04.02.2014 | New York
Vincent Warren

Nobody standing here today is pretending this is Mission Accomplished. The problem hasn't been solved. The reality is tomorrow, a kid will be humiliated on his way home from school or someone on their way to the store will get stopped and frisked for no reason.

NYPD Commissioner: Stop And Frisk Has Been 'Solved'

Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

Only two weeks into his position as top cop, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton says the police practice of stop and frisk in New York City has been "more...

Will De Blasio's Big Gamble Pay Off?

Norm Stamper | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
Norm Stamper

New York's new mayor made clear from the beginning that he would put an end to NYPD's aggressive "stop and frisk" policies. So, what does he do? He turns around and appoints a police commissioner who, under Rudy Giuliani, ushered in that very same stop and frisk mentality.

Stop-Question-and-Frisk With Respect

Dr. Michael J. Jenkins | Posted 02.18.2014 | Crime
Dr. Michael J. Jenkins

Bill Bratton's main goal should be to improve community relations. Given Bratton's track record, I believe New Yorkers can look forward to a continuation of historically low crime, but as important, an improvement in police relations with communities within the five boroughs.

Ray Kelly's Makes His Post-NYPD Plan

AP | Posted 12.16.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's longest serving police commissioner is going into public speaking after he leaves the department at the end of the year. ...

Michael Calderone

CBS News Correspondent Could Be Tapped For NYPD Role

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

CBS News senior correspondent John Miller is rumored to be in line for a top post under incoming NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton. Miller twice work...

Bratton: Curious Choice to Be de Blasio's NYPD Commissioner

Glenn Katon | Posted 02.07.2014 | New York
Glenn Katon

Bratton, who has previously led the NYPD and the Los Angeles Police Department, has earned his share of admirers. But his past support for discriminatory policies de Blasio campaigned against makes him a curious choice for commissioner.

New NYPD Chief Endorsed Stop-And-Frisk

The New Yorker | Posted 02.05.2014 | New York

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has named William J. Bratton his Police Commissioner. In returning to the job he held under Rudolph Giuliani in the ninetee...

De Blasio Names NYC's Next Top Cop

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 12.05.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — William Bratton, whose tenure as New York City police commissioner in the 1990s was marked by a steep decline in crime and clashes w...

NY Mayor Matters More Than Police Commissioner in Setting Policy

Larry Hirsch | Posted 02.03.2014 | New York
Larry Hirsch

I read now that New York Mayor-elect de Blasio is considering bringing back Bill Bratton as Police Commissioner to replace Ray Kelly. This continues a...

Bring Back Bratton

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 10.27.2013 | New York
Reese Schonfeld

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.

NBC News Hires Former NY, LA Police Chief

AP | Posted 08.27.2013 | Media

NEW YORK — NBC News has hired former New York police commissioner and Los Angeles top cop Bill Bratton as a news analyst. Bratton, who also ran...

Report Reveals Troubling Findings On Oakland Police

AP | Posted 07.10.2013 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — High-ranking Oakland police officers are not being held properly accountable for the crimes occurring in the areas they overse...

A Case for Sherlock Holmes

Len Levitt | Posted 03.30.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

Maybe the only person who can figure out Bill Bratton's future is Sherlock Holmes' sidekick, Dr. Watson.

America's Real Criminal Element: Lead

Mother Jones | Kevin Drum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

New research finds Pb is the hidden villain behind violent crime, lower IQs, and even the ADHD epidemic. And fixing the problem is a lot cheaper than ...

The Broken Windows of Politics

Tom Allon | Posted 01.15.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

Corruption and crime has become cancerous in our body politic in New York in the last decade. What kind of example are our leaders setting for the rest of society?

Say Good Night, Gracie.

Len Levitt | Posted 10.20.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

The curtain is going down on Michael Bloomberg's third term but our billionaire mayor doesn't want to leave the stage.

The Police Foundation: Making Enemies and Alienating Reporters

Len Levitt | Posted 08.16.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Proving its friendliness to the media yet again, the New York City Police Foundation couldn't get through its annual fundraiser earlier this month without attempting to hold a reporter hostage.

Bill Bratton On Dodger Stadium Attack: 'I Was Very Disturbed' (VIDEO)

Posted 06.07.2011 | Los Angeles

While former LAPD Chief Bill Bratton has been hired to assess security measures at Dodger Stadium in the wake of Bryan Stow's severe beating, he clari...

When Will They Ever Learn?

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

New York City's success in dealing with crime has not been matched by progress in education.

In Ray Kelly's NYPD, Some Are More Equal Than Others

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

"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.

Adrian Schoolcraft: Enter the Times, Watch the NYPD Sweat

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

When the Times awakens, beware: there is nothing more dangerous to a politician or a police commissioner who harbors political ambitions.