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Cutbacks and Checkpoints

Mar 01, 2002

CUTBACKS In the post-September 11 world, the New York Police Department has already lost hundreds of experienced officers to death, retirement, and private sector jobs. Now Mayor Bloomberg comes along and,

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Crown Heights

Feb 01, 2002

When Ray Kelly was sworn in as police commissioner the first time on Nov. 10, 1992, his new job was darkened by the horror of Crown Heights. Barely two weeks

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Crime Still Declines, But Why, And Will It Continue?

Jan 01, 2002

In 1993 Mayor Giuliani's first police commissioner, William Bratton, announced their determination to take back the city: "We will fight for every street. We will fight for every borough." They

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New And Old Police Commissioner Ray Kelly

Dec 01, 2001

"Crime spikes," headlined the New York Post in late November. "Crime spurt," said the New York Times. Spike or spurt, crime is suddenly up. The four weeks ending Nov. 25

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Police Vs. Fire

Nov 01, 2001

The bodies of 250 firefighters still lie beneath the rubble of the World Trade Center. The sadness of the Bravest seems nearly unendurable. So when New York firefighters attacked New

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Sep 01, 2001

  As the symbolic capital of the globalized economy, New York will loom as a target of those with grievances against the new order for a long time to come. New

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Jailing Demonstrators. Also: Police-Community Relations

Aug 01, 2001

Protesters arrested for minor offenses will no longer be held overnight in jail, the Police Department informed Judge William Pauley III of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan in mid-July.

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Law Guardians for Children

Jul 01, 2001

 Late last month the war between Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his estranged wife Donna Hanover became a battle for the children. With the couple unable to agree on custody or



Jun 01, 2001

This has been the month of marijuana. Many New Yorkers are wondering whether their city has gotten trapped in some deadly new form of Reefer Madness. On May 10, five

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