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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


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



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


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


Neighbors and Nightclubs

May 07, 2001

When a recent argument inside the nightclub Tunnel in Chelsea spilled out onto the street, a 16-year old wound up fatally stabbed and another teen was shot. It was just


Sanctioning Police Malpractice

May 01, 2001

What is the proper professional punishment for a mistake that results in a person's death? A physician's fatal error, for example, can result in the withdrawal of hospital privileges and


Presidential Pardons

Apr 01, 2001

From the founding of the country forward, executive pardons by presidents and governors have been a regular means of mercifully correcting overly harsh laws or easing overly punitive sentencing in

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