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July – December 2011

December 26, 2011
Not a Terrorist [Nor a Reporter] Was Stirring
‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through Police Plaza very important people were scampering to Commissioner Kelly’s secret bunker that Kelly had secretly constructed in a sub-sub-basement of police headquarters.

December 19, 2011
Kelly and the Bureau: Inconvenient Truths
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly recently whined to FBI Director Robert Mueller after Mueller’s people told the media what appears to be the truth about the NYPD’s latest “lone wolf” terrorist case.

December 12, 2011
Mukasey’s 180
The NYPD has apparently been so unnerved by recent criticisms of its anti-terrorism policies that it has called in some heavy artillery: former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey.

December 5, 2011
Sabotaging the Ticket-Fixing Case?
Is Police Commissioner Ray Kelly deliberately trying to sabotage the Bronx District Attorney's ticket-fixing case against 16 police officers?

November 28, 2011
The Times Catches On
It has taken ten years, but the New York Times has figured out that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is no friend of the media.

November 21, 2011
Kelly on Muslim Spying: Who, Us?
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.

November 14, 2011
Dermot Shea’s "Payback" Transfer
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.

November 7, 2011
The NYPD’s “Privately” Funded War on Terrorism
The NYPD appears to have secretly created a private foundation that raised nearly $300,000 to pay a former CIA official to become the police department’s first “scholar-in-residence.”

October 31, 2011
Ray Kelly: Too Much Respect
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?

October 24, 2011
No Disclosure on Soros
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.

October 10, 2011
Hard Questions About Terror
City officials finally showed some backbone regarding the NYPD.

October 3, 2011
Delusion and Illusion
Was it a slip of the tongue? A subliminal wish? Or a not-so-secret desire to insert himself into every conceivable terrorism-fighting operation?

September 26, 2011
Targeting Muslims: Does Anyone Care
Where’s the outrage? Where’s the concern? Where’s the lawsuit?

September 19, 2011
Brooklyn College Profs to Ray Kelly: Stop Spying on Muslims
Professors at Brooklyn College have become the first city employees to publicly condemn the NYPD’s spying on local Muslims.

September 12, 2011
9/11: Survival Comes First
Those two jetliners, striking the World Trade Center. People leaping through their high-floor office windows. And then those mammoth Twin Towers collapsing like sandcastles. It was like a science fiction movie. And yet it happened.

September 5, 2011
The NYPD: Spies, Spooks and Lies
The New York City Police Department has been spying on hundreds of Muslim mosques, schools, businesses, student groups, non-governmental organizations and individuals, NYPD Confidential has learned.

August 1, 2011
The Feds’ Leak Investigation: Probe or Payback?
The Justice Department’s bulls-eye on the FBI and NYPD via a grand jury probe into leaks in terrorism cases appears, said sources, to have been prompted a year ago by a news story about an Al Qaeda mastermind.

July 25, 2011
The Murdochs’ Casablanca Moment
What lessons can New Yorkers draw from the Rupert Murdoch phone-hacking scandal in England? What lessons can we draw about the NYPD?

July 18, 2011
No Place for Isaac Newton in the NYPD
Loyalty in the NYPD defies gravity. It usually runs upwards.

July 4, 2011
The Case of DSK: Tragedy or Farce?
How bad does the imploding case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn look for law enforcement in New York City? Let us count the ways.

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