ABC News Beats Other Networks, Will Get to Have Privilege of Fawning Over Ray Kelly on Regular Basis

By: Friday March 28, 2014 2:59 pm

There was apparently quite a competition amongst news organizations over who would get to have the privilege and honor of fawning over former New York Police Department commissioner Ray Kelly on a regular basis, but ABC News won.

The New York Times reported, “Several television news organization had been seeking to hire Mr. Kelly.” But he ultimately decided to go work at ABC News as “consultant and expert commentator on law enforcement issues” and will be appearing “on all ABC News programs.”

 

The Liberal Outrage Toward Brown University Students Who Shut Down Lecture by NYPD Chief

By: Wednesday November 6, 2013 8:15 pm

The president of Brown University has announced the establishment of a committee to investigate what happened on October 29, when NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly faced protest at a speaking event. The university may even choose to hold certain individuals or organization responsible for violating the “Code of Student Conduct.”

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Graham A. Rayman, The NYPD Tapes: A Shocking Story of Cops, Cover-ups, and Courage

By: Sunday September 1, 2013 1:59 pm

Adrian Schoolcraft is the whistleblowing police officer at the center of one of the more bizarre of the NYPD’s ongoing scandals.

Schoolcraft worked in the relatively high-crime 81st precinct in Brooklyn, and he was not a happy camper as a cop. A loner, he began to secretly tape recording precinct roll calls at which commanding officers ordered patrol cops like himself to make it difficult for victims of crimes to make formal complaints. Equally disturbing, cops were also ordered to downgrade felonies — serious crimes — to less serious misdemeanors so that the precinct would appear safer than it actually was.

Schoolcraft’s tape recordings might well have been ignored or forgotten, had not the police department then done something that was indeed shocking.

Yet Another Reason Ray Kelly Shouldn’t Lead DHS

By: Wednesday August 28, 2013 8:25 am

Apparently under Ray Kelly’s leadership the New York City Police not only engaged in unacceptable racially biased behavior, but also in unacceptable religiously biased actions. The NYPD had several mosques secretly labelled as terrorist organizations. From the AP (whole thing is worth a read):

50 Years Later: Why Dreams Still Matter

By: Saturday August 24, 2013 11:46 am

Today, thousands from across the country (and perhaps the globe) will venture in Washington D.C. on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King´s ¨March on Washington¨ that had 250,000 people in attendance. One might ask themselves, if they are unaware of the significance of this event, why marching still matters. It is indeed a question that is relevant and should be discussed.

Holder’s Change in Rhetoric Is Welcomed but Results Are What Matter

By: Monday August 12, 2013 1:05 pm

The tone of Attorney General Eric Holder’s speech on drug policy reform was great. Holder’s remarks offered a sharp criticism of many current policies using remarkably strong language. Holder called the status quo “unjust and unsustainable.”

Judge Rules NYC’s Stop-and-Frisk Policy Violates 4th and 14th Amendments

By: Monday August 12, 2013 8:30 am

U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled today that New York City’s stop-and-frisk policy violated individuals’ constitutional rights. Judge Scheindlin found the policy to be in violation of both the Fourth Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Ray Kelly Steps Up Efforts to Defend Stop-and-Frisk

By: Tuesday July 23, 2013 9:05 am

A sure sign New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is gunning for the Department of Homeland Security job is that he is stepping up efforts to publicly defend his more controversial policies, like stop-and-frisk. He has a new Wall Street Journal Op-ed defending the practice and went on Morning Joe to talk about the issue. While on the show Kelly didn’t deny that he was interested in the DHS job.

How Can Obama Deliver This Speech on Racial Profiling While Considering Ray Kelly for DHS?

By: Friday July 19, 2013 12:38 pm

In response to the George Zimmerman verdict, today President Obama delivered remarks on race and racial profiling. In the speech he called on police forces to address the problem of racial profiling.

It is shocking that the same man who delivered this speech just days earlier called New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly one of the best law enforcement professionals there is and is considering appointing him to head the Department of Homeland Security.

The Push for Ray Kelly as Head of DHS Heats Up

By: Friday July 19, 2013 9:30 am

In an interview with Univision’s New York affiliate President Obama said he would be like to know if Kelly would be interested in the position because “very well-qualified for the job.”

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