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January – June, 2010

June 21, 2010
Schoolcraft In a Psych Ward: Who’s the Real Crazy One?
The hospital record of a whistleblower cop thrown into a psychiatric ward after exposing precinct wrongdoing is filled with inconsistencies about his mental state.

June 14, 2010
Not Even Prison Walls Can Shut Bernie Up
The blog was dated Monday, June 7, 2010. The posting time read: 8:47 P.M.

June 7, 2010
The NY Times: Those Who Live In Glass Houses ...
Boy, it’s not easy being a reporter for the New York Times. Besides the layers of assignment, desk, and copy editors, reporters have to contend with a professional second guesser, known as the Public Editor, who picks apart a Times story each Sunday in his column.

May 31, 2010
Something Less Than Terror
Those 11 terrorist plots against New York City that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Deputy Commissioner for Public Information Paul Browne are forever warning about?

May 24, 2010
Bernie Kerik: Victim, Victim, Victim
As Bernie Kerik entered federal prison in Cumberland, Maryland on the West Virginia border, a new souvenir of him has surfaced.

May 17, 2010
Those Schoolcraft Tapes
Whether whiner or whistleblower, police officer Adrian Schoolcraft continues to damage the credibility of the New York City Police Department.

May 10, 2010
A New Mayor Mike: Terrorism Tough Guy
The Times Square bomb scare has revealed a new Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

May 3, 2010
Appointing the Mayor’s Detail
Who selects the head of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s security detail? Is it the mayor, or Police Commissioner Ray Kelly?

April 26, 2010
Did Intel Recruit a Criminal?
In its rush to recruit an undercover officer to spy on terrorists, the NYPD failed to properly vet a cop now accused in the million-dollar New Jersey perfume heist.

April 19, 2010
A Failure to Communicate
There is more cause for concern about the NYPD’s Lone Cowboy behavior the more we learn about the department’s dealings with the Queens imam who jeopardized the investigation into the most serious threat to national security since 9/11.

April 12, 2010
Counter Terrorism’s Revolving Door
And so another NYPD Counter Terrorism Commissioner is leaving, the third since Police Commissioner Ray Kelly created the job in 2002.

March 29, 2010
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Haas
Is NYPD Captain Ronald Haas an asset or a liability to the Manhattan District Attorney’s NYPD detective squad? That’s a question the newly elected District Attorney Cyrus Vance may soon be asking.

March 22, 2010
The FBI: No Margin For Love?
Does the Federal Bureau of Investigation frown on romance?

March 15, 2010
Branding “Intel”
After retiring from the NYPD’s Intelligence Division in 2007 and spending the next 15 months in Iraq, “conducting human intelligence” about who was planting roadside bombs, Sgt. Chris Strom settled down in Roanoke, Virginia, and opened a private investigations agency. He called it Intel Investigations.

March 8, 2010
The Lesson of the Imam
Queens Imam Ahmad Wais Afzali admitted last week that he had tipped off a terrorism suspect planning to set off explosives in the subways, telling him that the authorities were watching him.

March 1, 2010
Intel’s Out-To-Lunch Lieutenant
A whistle-blowing  detective inside the NYPD’s Intelligence Division is warning of an impending  tragedy because of the shenanigans of a key boss.

February 22, 2010
Ego, Power, Money, Bernie
Bernard Kerik had to wait his turn and pass through the metal detector of the federal courthouse in White Plains last Thursday, just like any civilian. The federal marshals, however, still called him, “Commissioner.”

February 15, 2010
The Trouble With Eddie
Internal Affairs Bureau’s Group One, which investigates ranking officers and sensitive situations, is now scrutinizing Intelligence Division Lieutenant Eddie Maldonado over his upscale moonlighting, sources say.

February 8, 2010
Ray May Be Away But Trouble Will Stay
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, said to be traveling in Israel, picked a good week to be out of town. There was plenty of bad NYPD news while he was gone.

February 1, 2010
Sex, Lies, and Michael Mineo
Anyone who knows cops knows that, as federal judge Jack B. Weinstein has stated, they lie.

January 25, 2010
The NYPD: Image Versus Substance
Sometimes, the NYPD appears to be more about image than substance. That was certainly the case Friday as First Deputy Commissioner George Grasso, a respected, 30-year veteran, took the long walk out of Police Plaza.

January 18, 2010
Intel’s J.Lo Connection
Is the NYPD’s Intelligence Division star-struck?

January 11, 2010
Howard and Rudy: Professional Amnesia
Former police commissioner Howard Safir must still feel he is above the law — and exempt from telling the truth.

January 4, 2010
Some Predictions for the Year 2010
JANUARY. A scowling Ray Kelly summons his closest aide, Deputy Commissioner for Public Information Paul Browne, who suspects the boss’s foul mood began after newspapers and television station stopped interviewing him about the would-be Detroit airplane bomber from Nigeria.

 


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