While editorially the Daily News has been vociferous (if not fully legally rational) in its opposition to Hon. Shira Scheindlin’s judgments against the NYPD, they had the grace (or intelligence) to publish this opinion piece by John Eterno, a retired NYPD captain:In defense of Judge Scheindlin – NY Daily News.
Mr. Eterno — who has co-authored a book, “The Crime Numbers Game: Management by Manipulation” (and that title tells you a lot about his informed point of view) — begins his piece:
Last Thursday, three federal appeals court judges removed Judge Shira Scheindlin from the well-known stop-and-frisk case, Floyd vs. City of New York.
They need to more closely examine the facts. Their two-page opinion does justice neither to this judge nor to the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers negatively impacted by the NYPD’s practices.
Given Mr. Eterno’s years of NYPD experience, he clearly knows what he’s talking about. Unlike those three guys José Cabranes, John Walker Jr., and Barrington Parker.