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Jailhouse Mickey Mouse?

Responding to a Federal Judge's order that the Correction Department adjudicate a large backlog of use-of-force cases, Correction Officers' Benevolent Association President Benny Boscio said she …

Borough-Based Crapshoot

There's something bizarre about listening to de Blasio administration officials talk about plans for closing Rikers Island in favor of four borough-based jails six years from now when the current …

Cheating Public, Co-Workers

The suspension of 36 Sanitation Workers for allegedly using fake coronavirus-vaccination cards to evade the city's vaccine mandate is another apparent example of the disregard some people who are …

The NYPD's Lying Problem

It was noteworthy that when Police Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch issued a statement attacking a Manhattan judge's ruling Nov. 9 increasing the Civilian Complaint Review …

Five-Alarm Embarrassment

What was the last thing the Fire Department needed as it prepared to explain next month to a Federal Judge—who a decade ago branded it "a stubborn bastion of white male privilege"—how it's taking …

Why City Stalled on 'Garner'

Testimony on the second day of a special judicial inquiry into the death of Eric Garner and how the NYPD handled the incident, starting with the attempt to arrest him for selling loose cigarettes, …

Adams for Mayor

Eric Adams has a compelling life's story that appeals to New Yorkers because it pivots on overcoming a tough hand that life dealt him to succeed while making unconventional choices. By his …

Don't Devalue Parole

Sponsors of the "Less is More" law, which will take effect in March, argued that too many of those released on parole were having it revoked for minor violations, including missing meetings with …

Leave School Agents Alone

From the start of the ideologically-driven push to remove School Safety Agents from Police Department supervision and place them under the Department of Education, there has been no practical reason …

Stormy Horizon

Those prison-reform advocates who think the path to rehabilitation lies in avoiding any discipline that might discomfort detainees might want to take a look at what is happening in a system that is …

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