| Nov 5, 2013
| 7:54 AM
NEW YORK -- New York City’s mayoral campaign drew to a close Tuesday as voters began choosing between two main candidates who portrayed themselves as far different from outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but who each offered starkly opposing views on...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:20 PM
A federal appeals court handed New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at least a temporary victory in the stop-and-frisk case by blocking a lower court order requiring changes to police policy.
The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals also removed District...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:28 PM
The myths are already settling in from this week's elections.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's huge re-election is a model for Republicans nationally and makes him the party's front-runner for 2016; the defeat of conservative Ken Cuccinelli in the...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Only the most addicted political buffs will read much into the results of this year's off-off-year elections. But to the commentators, critics, climbers and just fans hooked on politics, a most powerful hallucinogenic, there may be all kinds of deep...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck said he called his "good friend" and "mentor" William J. Bratton to congratulate him on his appointment for the second time as New York City police commissioner.
New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio made the...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Baltimore police say they stopped residents 123,000 times last year but found only nine handguns — a figure civil rights advocates say is so implausible that it raises questions about whether the agency is actually monitoring the conduct of officers...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:56 PM
In all the commotion about a Miami-area police force's allegedly mindless harassment of workers and patrons of a convenience store, one aspect that may have been overlooked is how the cops' behavior was fostered by a "zero tolerance" program.
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:28 AM
NEW YORK -- Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio on Thursday named former Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton to head the New York Police Department, calling him a “progressive visionary” who will fight crime while also easing distrust and...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Citing William Bratton's past work with L.A.'s minority communities, Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck on Thursday called his former boss the "perfect person" to head the New York Police Department.
Beck said he spoke to his "great friend" and...
| Dec 6, 2013
Under fire for its controversial stop-and-frisk policy — which a federal judge has declared racially discriminatory and a violation of the 4th and 14th amendments — New York City has turned to a familiar face to lead the nation's largest...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Florida is in a league of its own when it comes to the weird and offbeat. A sample from last week: A man allegedly killed his wife and son with a crossbow and then drove across the state to try to kill another son before slitting his own throat.