The Wall Street Journal says city cops aren't "trigger happy" after reviewing a new NYPD report that said police officers were involved in fewer shootings and fired fewer bullets last year since the department started tracking shooting statistics in 1971. So why are police keeping guns in the ... More >>
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I don't believe that one should devote his life to morbid self-attention, I believe that one should become a person like other people -- whoops, sorry, wrong diary. Our week was much worse.
DC37 went for Bill Thompson. But what did Mayor Bloomberg care -- he had Twitter ... More >>
A grand jury isn't going to charge Officer Andrew Dunton, who in May shot dead Officer Omar Edwards (pictured). Dunton, who is white, believed Edwards, who was black and out of uniform, to be a civilian and possible perp, and with other officers fired on him.. Manhattan D.A. Robert Morgenthau ... More >>
Sunday will mark a month since African-American police officer Omar Edwards was shot and killed by a fellow cop.The Guardians Association, a fraternity of black officers, will observe the day with a candle light vigil in East Harlem -- where attendees will march from the precinct where Edwards worke ... More >>
You may dimly remember that a white cop shot a black cop recently. The reaction has been the usual: nice gestures toward the deceased, calls for investigation, and diversity training. Thus, the cops have hired a professor to "investigate whether racial bias influences whether a cop fires a weapon or ... More >>
President Obama graciously escorted GM into bankruptcy.Enemies decried his kind words and big speech to the Muslim world, but it still went over big. Can't touch this! We're beginning to think that Obama's letting total lunatics attack him on a government website just for the laughs. Patriots ... More >>
Congressman Charlie Rangel's bitter jest at the NYPD -- that considering the recent slaying of black officer Omar Edwards by a white colleague, President Obama should make sure when he comes to New York to carry ID -- continues to steam the milk of the New York Post. "He again stuck his foot squarel ... More >>
This weekend, Congressman Charlie Rangel was asked what President Obama should do while in town (the President and his wife went to Joe Turner's Come and Gone and restuarant Blue Hill). Rangel replied, "Make certain he doesn't run around in East Harlem without identification."
It was a mordant jes ... More >>
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Thanks to Memorial Day it was a short week, but seemed as eventful as a full one. Why is it always like that? The weekend was full of excitement, with a weak-ass Coney "festival" and a bombed Starbucks. Times Square went carless, pissing off Andrea Peyser.
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It's always a shock when a policeman is killed, especially when he's killed by another officer. Omar J. Edwards, 25, who had been on the force two years, was coming off work at the 25th Precinct house in East Harlem and was in plain clothes when he found the window of his car smashed in and a guy r ... More >>
When police officers in Brooklyn fired 50 shots and killed unarmed Sean Bell in November, 2006, Mayor Michael Bloomberg bluntly said the police used excessive force.
"I can tell you that it is to me unacceptable or inexplicable how you can have 50-odd shots fired, but that's up to the investigation ... More >>
Omar EdwardsWhen Desmond Robinson heard that white police officers had shot a black off-duty officer in Harlem, he woke his son and told him about it.The shooting of Officer Omar Edwards last night took Robinson all the way back to Aug. 22, 1994 when he was a black police officer, with 10 years on t ... More >>