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July – December 2010

December 27, 2010
’Twas the Night Before Christmas
On the night before Christmas, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly decided to stroll down Fifth Avenue to sample public opinion.

December 20, 2010
A Billionaire’s Twilight or Mayor Mike’s Dilemma
So now Mayor Michael Bloomberg has decided to become a REAL media mogul.

December 13, 2010
Falkenrath’s Backyard “Terror”
So, Richard Falkenrath, the NYPD’S former Deputy Commissioner for Counter Terrorism, is back in the news, touting his terrorism credentials to fight a personal battle literally in his Riverdale backyard.

December 6, 2010
Standing Up For Bernie
It’s time for NYPD Confidential to stand up for Bernie Kerik. It’s time to consider reducing his four-year prison sentence, which is 15 months longer than both the federal guidelines and the recommendation of prosecutors who handled his case.

November 29, 2010
Ray Kelly: Controlling From the Grave
Even from the grave, Ray Kelly wants to run the NYPD. His secret doomsday plan, unearthed by the Post’s Phil Messing last week, reveals that if Kelly dies in a “catastrophic incident,” First Deputy Rafael Pineiro will succeed him.

November 22, 2010
The Resilient Rev
Say it ain’t so, Ray. Say it was a mistake, that the media got it wrong, that you didn’t hold a news conference pushing gun control with The Rev. Al Sharpton last Friday at One Police Plaza.

November 15, 2010
In Ray Kelly's NYPD, Some Are More Equal Than Others
“All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.” George Orwell’s line seems to fit the NYPD’s Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

November 8, 2010
The Kelly Conflict
New York City’s Conflict of Interest Law seems pretty straightforward. And it appears that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has violated it.

November 1, 2010
New York City's Police 'Commissioner' Foundation
The Police Foundation has spent nearly $400,000 on a publicist who devotes his time to getting favorable press coverage for Police Commissioner Ray Kelly while introducing him to the rich and famous.

October 25, 2010
Ray Kelly: Harvard Club Freeloader
In a town where a cop can’t accept a free cup of coffee, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has been eating and drinking for free for the past eight years at the Harvard Club.

October 18, 2010
The Daily News and the NYPD: Blinded By Love
What’s with the editorial page of the Daily News when it comes to the police department?

September 27, 2010
Police Crime Reporting Scandal: Now the 66th Precinct?
Did Brooklyn police ignore a citizen’s complaint about a flasher who ended up shooting four members of an Orthodox Jewish volunteer patrol?

September 20, 2010
Schoolcraft’s Diagnosis: “Calm and Not Agitated”
Jamaica Hospital kept whistleblower cop Adrian Schoolcraft inside its mental ward for six days, even though he expressed no suicidal or homicidal thoughts, had no hallucinations, and “was appropriate in interactions, calm and not agitated,” according to the hospital’s records.

September 13, 2010
Adrian Schoolcraft: Enter The Times, Watch The NYPD Sweat
The New York Times has joined the Adrian Schoolcraft-NYPD imbroglio. By devoting a full-column, front-page story on Friday to the whistle-blower cop, the Times has legitimized at least the tip of his police corruption charges that, until now, have appeared in the city’s tabloids, the Village Voice, and this column.

September 6, 2010
Adrian Schoolcraft: Are the Feds in the Wings?
A small story deep inside the Daily News could cause big problems for Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

August 30, 2010
Hiding the Truth at John Jay?
Public discourse and community outreach are hallmarks of higher education. That’s how academia spreads knowledge beyond its walls.

August 23, 2010
Adrian Schoolcraft: So Who’s Crazy Now?
In a bizarre attempt at damage control, police department officials offered whistleblower cop Adrian Schoolcraft a sweetheart deal if he rejoined the NYPD fold.

August 16, 2010
At a Queens Precinct: Protecting the Connected, Forsaking the Honest
Welcome to Ray Kelly’s police department, where cops get punished, even if they are in the right, and the connected are protected.

August 9, 2010
Adrian Schoolcraft: Caught in the Snake Pit
Whistleblower Adrian Schoolcraft is about to throw the book at the NYPD and Jamaica Hospital, charging in an explosive lawsuit that both of them conspired to imprison him in the hospital’s psychiatric ward for six days without any medical justification.

August 2, 2010
Charlie on the Griddle
Now on the Congressional griddle for widespread ethical and possibly criminal misdeeds, Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel has been a controversial figure in his dealings with the NYPD for four decades.

July 26, 2010
No Rise Out of Stop and Frisk
Is police commissioner Ray Kelly being proactive or provocative after his stop-and-frisk databank was legislated out of existence?

July 19, 2010
No Longer God
Here are eight lessons from Ray Kelly’s databank.

July 12, 2010
Schoolcraft and Serpico: Smearing Prophets as Nuts
For those quick to dismiss cop whistle-blower Adrian Schoolcraft, remember that nobody initially believed Frank Serpico.

July 5, 2010
The Timlin Mystery
It was just a small item in the Post but it may have larger implications. The NYPD’s Legal Bureau determined that it was a conflict of interest for police officers to work off-duty for a company doing business with the city.

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