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  • Policing, taxes at issue as New Yorkers choose a new mayor

    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...
  • Appeals court halts New York stop-and-frisk ruling, removes judge

    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...
  • Tea party dead? Let's not be too hasty

    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...
  • Scattered returns: As New Jersey goes, Virginia doesn't

    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...
  • William Bratton 'exactly' what New York needs, LAPD chief says

    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...
  • City's 'stop and frisk' oversight criticized

    City's 'stop and frisk' oversight criticized
    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...
  • Miami Gardens and the insanity of 'zero tolerance'

    Miami Gardens and the insanity of 'zero tolerance'
    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.  You may...
  • William Bratton, 'progressive visionary,' to lead NYPD, mayor-elect says

    William Bratton, 'progressive visionary,' to lead NYPD, mayor-elect says
    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...
  • LAPD's Beck: William Bratton will 'meet all the challenges' at NYPD

    LAPD's Beck: William Bratton will 'meet all the challenges' at NYPD
    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...
  • Can William Bratton turn around the Big Apple again?

    Can William Bratton turn around the Big Apple again?
    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...
  • In Florida, political family feud sets the stage for contentious 2014

    In Florida, political family feud sets the stage for contentious 2014
    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. And now...