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  • NYC police union launches campaign to keep mayor away from funerals

    NYC police union launches campaign to keep mayor away from funerals
    New York's police union is showing its displeasure with Mayor Bill de Blasio and the head of the city council by starting a campaign to keep the two politicians away from funerals of fallen officers. The campaign follows harsh criticism of de Blasio by ...
  • Effort would consolidate L.A. elections with state and federal voting

     Effort would consolidate L.A. elections with state and federal voting
    Hoping to reverse years of dismal voter turnout for Los Angeles city and school board elections, advocates recently kicked off what they say will be a “robust” campaign supporting two ballot measures to change when residents go to the polls....
  • Support police, fight bad policing

     Support police, fight bad policing
    In an ideal world, there should be no contradiction between support for police and opposition to bad policing. But after the coldblooded murder of two police officers in New York, it has become too easy for some to confuse one with the other. In...
  • NYC to begin banning restaurant plastic foam containers

    NYC to begin banning restaurant plastic foam containers
    New York City will move to the forefront of a growing environmental trend by banning food establishments from using plastic foam containers starting this summer, Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced Thursday. De Blasio's mayoral ban will...
  • No, there isn't a broad campaign against police

     No, there isn't a broad campaign against police
    On Saturday, Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot a former girlfriend in Baltimore. Hours later, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he ambushed and killed two police officers in their car and then killed himself. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio described the murders as "execution-style....
  • U.S. is now Ebola-free, and the panic is gone as well

    U.S. is now Ebola-free, and the panic is gone as well
    A few short weeks ago, Ebola was public enemy No. 1. About 1,000 people were being monitored by health officials. Several schools in Texas and Ohio shut down because of a single patient who boarded a plane. A cruise ship was refused permission to dock...
  • Deasy's exit reflects other school battles across the U.S.

    Deasy's exit reflects other school battles across the U.S.
    John Deasy was one of a group of big-city school leaders to push for radical change: More independent charter schools, using student test scores to help evaluate teachers and relying less on seniority when teachers are laid off. And Deasy's departure as...
  • NYPD inspector general's report faults discipline on chokeholds

    NYPD inspector general's report faults discipline on chokeholds
    New York police received little or no discipline from their superiors in 10 recent case involving the use of the banned chokehold, the city’s first report by the Police Department’s inspector general said on Monday. The report comes as the...
  • Ignore the peddlers of outrage

    Ignore the peddlers of outrage
    Recent events from Ferguson, Mo., to Staten Island, N.Y., might prompt an observer to infer that American cops are racist and that a bigoted white populace tolerates unnecessary lethal force against minorities. One might also conclude that America has a...
  • Hundreds of mourners gather for funeral of Mario Cuomo

    Hundreds of mourners gather for funeral of Mario Cuomo
    Draped in a New York state flag, the casket containing the body of former three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo was brought into a Manhattan church where more than 800 mourners were gathered to pay their last respects to the man who spoke for a vision of Democratic...
  • When madmen kill, the blame game goes into overdrive

    When madmen kill, the blame game goes into overdrive
    Going by objective standards of reason and fairness, Al Sharpton is not to blame for the assassination of two New York City cops over the weekend. Nor are New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, President Barack Obama or any of...