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  1. what reckoning?
    The Senate Wants to Give Us a Lot More CopsLast year’s so-called reckoning with race is curdling into a bipartisan love fest for the police.
  2. crime
    America Saw a Historic Rise in Murders in 2020. Why?“If you wanted to think of this as potentially erasing several decades worth of progress, that wouldn’t be an overstatement,” says one expert.
  3. nypd
    Disturbing Footage Shows NYPD Shoving Woman Into Unmarked VanSeveral officers grabbed a teenager off the street in the middle of a protest, then sped away.
  4. select all
    Apple Adds So-called “Cop Button” to iOS 11For when you need to protect your data quickly.
  5. cops
    NYPD Goes to the Public for Feedback on Its New Body-Camera PolicyAn unusual, and pretty unprecedented, move. 
  6. Scenes of Mourning at the Funeral for Slain NYPD Officer Randolph HolderThousands, including many fellow cops, paid their respects to the policeman killed in East Harlem last week.
  7. Report: School Officer Who Threw Student Across Classroom Will be FiredAuthorities are expected to announce the decision at a noon press conference.
  8. How a Judge Managed to Acquit the Cleveland Cop Who Fired 49 RoundsAll norms fall away when a police officer is on trial.
  9. cops
    Talking to a Former NYPD Officer So Dirty He Spent 12 Years in PrisonMichael Dowd shook down dealers, protected drug lords, and even started selling cocaine himself.
  10. justice
    Why Is Freddie Gray Dead?It may have less to do with villainy than tragedy, less to do with racism than race.
  11. security state
    When Bad Cops Become Gitmo TorturersOne man’s story shows how deep the link is between America’s police forces and the national security apparatus. 
  12. security state
    When Abuse from the Streets Reaches the Gates of GitmoOne man’s story shows how deep the link is between America’s police forces and the national security apparatus. 
  13. crimes and misdemeanors
    Police Accidentally Killed a Cops Crew MemberAnd the suspect, in Omaha.
  14. new jersey
    Cop Retires at 29 After Taking Staple to FingerHe’s pulling in $46,000 a year, tax free, for the rest of his life.
  15. law and order
    New York Police Using Armed Trucks From IraqThey’re especially popular in upstate New York.
  16. scary things
    Shot Off-Duty Cop Chases Down Robber, Kills HimA dramatic, scary night in the Bronx.
  17. flip the bird
    Wall Street Recruiter Fighting for Right to Flip Cops the BirdAnd he’s got a pretty good case.
  18. stand clear of the closing doors
    Even Cops Cannot Resist the Sleep-Inducing Sway of the SubwayA police officer was caught napping on the F train. He’s in trouble.
  19. crimes and misdemeanors
    Police Officer Shot in Head in Brooklyn [Updated]The officer was rushed to Bellevue Hospital.
  20. beer summits
    Bloomberg Says Arrested Councilman Should Just Have a Beer With NYPDJumaane Williams sees things differently.
  21. jumaane d. williams
    City Councilman Handcuffed at West Indian Day Parade [Update]A mistake, it turns out.
  22. enemies of the state
    Watch NYPD Crackdown on Sidewalk Biker Lead to an Arrest“My ni***a went to Princeton.”
  23. nypd
    ‘Rubber-Gun Room’ Cops Cost Us Around $22M a Year“It’s like the NYPD Gulag Archipelago.”
  24. heroes
    Even Criminal’s Own Mom Is a Fan of Salon-Defending Folk-Hero CopThe making of a folk hero.
  25. nypd
    Cops Livid at Being Barred From Shooting to KillShooting in the legs or arms is just not sufficient.
  26. scary things
    Ex-Con Shoots Parole Officer in BrooklynFYI: There are no metal detectors at the parole office.
  27. stupid crime of the day
    Phone-Book Kidnappers BustedThree men who kidnapped a man with the same name as their intended target are now behind bars.
  28. blobs
    Cops Cracking Down on Kids’ Seat BeltsStrap those babies down!
  29. mob justice
    Circulation Departments Raided at Four Major New York NewspapersIt was all part of an investigation into the Newspaper and Mail Deliverers Union.
  30. neighborhood news
    Cops Prevent Suicide on Upper East SideA woman on 85th Street was halfway out the window before cops convinced her to come back inside.
  31. mavericks
    Man Sues Tuna Fish for Having BonesTuna was ruined for him forever, and someone must pay.
  32. neighborhood news
    Brooklyn Flea Not Behind Stoop-Sale CrackdownAnd anyway, if you actually live in the building in front of which you are hocking tchotchkes, you should be fine.
  33. police
    Peter Vallone Jr.: Kelly Move to Oust Reporters From NYPD HQ ‘a Step in the Wrong Direction’The chair of City Hall’s public-safety committee is worried about the police commissioner’s effort to clear reporters from “the Shack” this summer.
  34. crazytown
    Getting Busted for Coke Dealing Is Surprisingly HilariousWe would think it would be terrifying. Apparently, not so.
  35. scary things
    New Year’s Eve in Times Square Just Got So Much More Exciting!Ring in 2009 alongside a bunch of rookie cops bearing machine guns!
  36. crazytown
    We Need to Talk About You Drinking on Your StoopDon’t be alarmed that we’re all here. We just want to chat.
  37. Clobbered Times Square Biker VindicatedThe biker who was body-slammed by a cop during a Critical Mass ride was cleared of all charges today.
  38. intel
    CopCabs Are Totally Freaking Us Out Right NowIf cops are riding around undercover in yellow cabs, where else could they be?
  39. neighborhood watch
    Staten Island Has a Turkey Overpopulation ProblemEdward Albee is being used to market a condo, a cat-beating sicko lurks the streets of Queens, and Staten Island turkeys are being given mandatory abortions. The city’s gone mad, in our daily boroughs report.
  40. in other news
    Sean Bell Cops Face Internal NYPD ChargesRay Kelly handed down charges against eight officers today related to the Sean Bell shooting.
  41. in other news
    Cop Beats Up Fellow Cop Over Parking-Ticket Snafu, Onlookers ApplaudRestless residents of the Bronx side with a police officer in a public tangle. Of course, it was only because he was kicking the crap out of another cop.
  42. it just happened
    Fossella Cops to Affair, Love ChildIn a statement, the congressman admits that he has a three-year-old daughter with someone not his wife.
  43. it just happened
    Jump Pad Inflated Outside Halfway House in Boerum Hill (Updated)Someone is threatening to jump off of the roof of a halfway house there, and police have been quick to respond.
  44. in other news
    New York Is King of the World for Pot ArrestsSeems like everybody is being arrested for weed possession around here. Well, not white people.
  45. in other news
    The City and Al Sharpton Gear Up for Verdict in Bell TrialAs Ray Kelly assembles cops to deal with any unrest tomorrow and over the weekend, Sharpton is uneasy.
  46. in other news
    Sean Bell’s Friends Shed More Light on His Final MomentsAs witness testimony in the Sean Bell trial continues, new details provide some clarification and more questions about the young man’s last night. Bell’s friends Larenzo Kinred and Hugh Jensen took the stand today to explain what they remembered about that evening outside of Club Kalua. According to the Times, they corroborated accounts by police officers that Bell had gotten into an argument with a man dressed in black who seemed to have a gun. The cops say that the altercation is what led them to believe that Bell and his friends might have been getting into the car to perform a drive-by shooting, but Kindred and Jensen say the fight wasn’t so serious — both weren’t even distracted from their pursuit of women they had met in the club. They also said they had seen two white men inside the club and assumed they were cops. There is still much debate over whether or not Bell and his friends knew white police officer Michael Oliver was a cop when he approached them in their car. Prosecutors have said that they did not, and that they tried to speed away because they were afraid they were getting carjacked. For more of what we know about that fateful evening, see Robert Kolker’s piece in this week’s New York. Friends of Bell Describe Argument Outside Club [NYT] Related: A Bad Night at Club Kalua [NYM]
  47. intel
    Chris Smith: Tony Ricco’s Racial PoliticsIt’s textbook defense-lawyer strategy: dirty up the victim. And, yesterday, during opening arguments at the Sean Bell trial, the tactic was on full display, as the man who died in a hail of 50 NYPD bullets took a few more blows, this time to his reputation and character. Totally predictable, cringe-inducing — and entirely necessary if you’re defending the detectives who killed a seemingly defenseless man hours away from his wedding. What makes the argument far more interesting, and potentially more powerful, is the defense lawyer who’s using it. Anthony Ricco is one of the city’s most gifted defense attorneys. He also happens to be black and Muslim, and he favors fedoras and eyeglasses straight from the Malcolm X catalogue. While Ricco’s race helps mute the blue-versus-black story line and regularly draws him taunts from simplistic racial demagogues like councilman Charles Barron, the attitude Ricco deploys on behalf of his vilified clients is fascinatingly complicated.
  48. in other news
    Linda Stein Could Not Have Blown Pot Smoke in Natavia Lowery’s FaceAn autopsy on the body of real-estate broker Linda Stein, who was allegedly killed by her assistant Natavia Lowery at the end of October, has revealed that there was no marijuana in her system at the time of her death. This rips a hole in Lowery’s defense strategy, as she has claimed she was driven into a rage after Stein yelled at her and repeatedly blew marijuana smoke into her face. It was that incensed rage, Lowery said, that led her to shatter Stein’s skull with a yoga bar. But police sources told the Post that even a small amount of marijuana would have showed up in her system, and the toxicological tests on Stein’s body, completed last week, revealed nothing. (Lawyers for Lowery say that she “made things up to get out of the interrogation room,” including the marijuana-smoke story, and even the murder confession.) This is good news for prosecutors, who are trying to build up a narrative that Lowery had been using her boss’ credit cards and bank accounts and killed her when she was caught. But it raises the question: Why did it take over three months for toxicology reports to come in on her death and just ten days for Heath Ledger’s? Not that we’re surprised that his got rushed through after all the public scrutiny, but that’s an awfully big time difference. We fully expect an offensive Sean Delonas cartoon about this matter in “Page Six” tomorrow, most likely involving some bodyguards pushing around some wimpy gay forensic scientists, at the orders of a skeletal Mary-Kate Olsen. SLAY EXCUSE BLOWN [NYP]
  49. in other news
    The ‘Post’ Still in the Anger Stage of Dealing With Heath Ledger’s DeathWe are still several days away from finding out results of the toxicology reports being done on Heath Ledger’s body, but the New York Post is still having trouble with the fact that, as yet, there is no one to blame. Last week, we were surprised at all of the heat they brought on Mary-Kate Olsen. They put her face on the cover and claimed she was to be questioned by police (they stand by the story, but cops are now saying they won’t be speaking with the actress). Olsen is involved, as even your golden retriever must know by now, because the masseuse who found Ledger’s body mysteriously called her before calling 911. Olsen sent in her bodyguards rather than calling the police. After we and other Websites like Gawker.com pointed out the contradiction between the paper’s story and what police were saying, we were e-mailed with a blusterous comment from Post editor Col Allan, which implied that the police were “afraid” of Olsen and that’s why they wouldn’t question her. Then, they followed up on Saturday with a photo-free cover, which asked “WHY” the police weren’t questioning Olsen. There was an interior editorial that day explaining that the tabloid was receiving “dark communications” from Olsen’s lawyers, threatening them.
  50. in other news
    Heath Ledger: Covering the Coverage (Updated)Today’s coverage of Heath’s Ledger’s death doesn’t answer many more of the questions that his fans are asking one another. Police are no longer touting suicide as the cause, and his family has declared it was an accident. Looking through the stories, blog posts, and online videos, though, provides a telling peek into the way the actor affected people, and how no one quite knows how to handle his death. • According to some police sources, Heath’s ex-girlfriend Michelle Williams kicked him out of their shared Brooklyn home because of a drug problem “that got worse after he left.” Williams, the mother of their 2-year-old child, Matilda, has said she is “devastated.” [NYDN] • The masseuse who discovered the body didn’t first call the police; she called the actress Mary-Kate Olsen, another client. Olsen told her to immediately call the authorities. [PageSix.com]
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