There have been a number of disturbing events of police misconduct around the country that have been caught on tape and we must make sure these officers are properly disciplined. But we must not lose sight of the fact that every day, New York's thin blue line keep all of us safe and they continue to do so by breaking previous crime lows.
And yet, his grand re-welcoming under an allegedly 'progressive' administration ignored this history. He was hailed as an
"I’m amazed that veterans groups are so charmed by him.”
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I feel as if I have a responsibility as an artist to bring awareness to harm caused by guns.
Why is the American public so impervious to a vigorous discussion about privacy? Perhaps it's because we don't understand it all that well.
The reason that protesters in Chicago are now intensifying their anger, with some now getting arrested, is because they sense corruption not just around the McDonald case and not just around the department, but around the entire system.
The message was later deemed a hoax.
"A homeless person doesn't want to be on that train either."
“With transparency comes public understanding and with public understanding comes public support."
The de Blasio administration, for example, has said that there should be some mental health treatment aspect as a response to rich people complaining about the homeless in their neighborhoods. It's all so very 'progressive' and sophisticated, you see.
Verónica Bayetti Flores, a spokeswoman for Communities United for Police Reform, called Bratton’s comments “disgraceful.” Bratton
Unfortunately, police have a tendency to adopt a siege mentality, circling the wagons on every occasion of potential wrongdoing. Then they wonder why the public has a growing distrust of police departments, even as they defend the indefensible. Police must stop defending criminals in their midst if they hope to regain the public support they should so clearly have.
After a grand jury declined to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the killing of Garner in December, thousands of demonstrators
“Unless someone is yelling loudly enough to be heard in public, and also doing so within two seconds before or four seconds