Al O'Leary

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    New York Post Slams Stop/Frisk Panel, Makes Panel Member Chuckle

    One of the law professors named to an advisory council in connection with the independent federal monitor of the police department's stop and frisk strategy says she laughed out loud when she saw today's New York Post story which dubbed the panel a bunch of "clowns."

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    PBA: Blame NYPD For Ticket Quotas; Cops Unfairly Targeted by Internal Affairs

    In an unusual public push-back at Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, the city's police officers union ran an ad in today's Daily News, attacking the department for pressuring officers to hit quotas and then punishing them if their tickets are tossed from traffic court. "Don't blame the cop," the Patrol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Bloomberg Declares With Straight Face: NYPD Doesn't Have Quotas

    Mayor Bloomberg must have quite a sense of humor for saying today that the NYPD "does not have quotas," in response to the PBA ad published in this morning's Daily News. He must be joking to take that position after what's happened over the past two years: the dozen or so police officers who have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    PBA Cards Auctioned Online for Mythic Ticket-Repelling Powers

    ​Perusers of eBay may from time to time find an auction of cards signifying membership in the New York City Patrolmen's Benevolent Association. No seller seems to be stupid enough to say the cards are for getting special treatment from the police, and some offer warnings like, "These cards sh ... More >>

  • News

    December 4, 2007

    Frisk Management

    How the NYPD's blackly grim stop-and-frisk numbers got whitewashed

  • News

    July 10, 2007

    NYPD Green

    Bad boys on the job, bad boys on the job; whatcha gonna do when they won't pay you? Go to arbitration.

  • News

    March 6, 2007

    Hell to The Chief

    Irked by a newpaper's coverage, the PBA tries a little "razzle dazzle" of its own

  • News

    November 21, 2006

    Death by Dust

    The frightening link between the 9-11 toxic cloud and cancer

  • News

    March 22, 2005

    Stansbury Killer Gets Cop Union Post

    Neri, still without badge, has job of advising cops on future shootings

  • News

    March 15, 2005

    Cop Who Killed Stansbury Gets Union Post

    Still under investigation, Neri now has paid job of advising cops on future shootings

  • News

    July 27, 2004

    Trick or Treat for GOP

    Police and fire unions may force President Bush to cross a picket line

  • News

    October 30, 2001

    Terrors of a Subway Rider

    Notes From the Underground

  • News

    January 23, 2001

    Mixed Signals

    City Promises No Driverless Trains, but Sets Track for Automatic Subway

  • News

    October 10, 2000

    The $390 Million MetroCard

    Inside New York’s Megabuck Lovefest With Automation

  • News

    August 8, 2000

    The Taste of Fear

    Subway Surfers Risk Their Lives Atop the City’s Trains. Only Mad Fools Take the Dare. Only the Lucky Survive.