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How do you transform a protest into a riot?

The New York Police Department gave us a vivid demonstration during the peaceful protests over the murder of George Floyd. Here’s how you do it: An Unprepared N.Y.P.D. Badly Mishandled Floyd Protests, Watchdog Says “I look back with remorse,” Mayor … Continue reading

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Why do cops brandish their guns?

That’s the surface question. The real question is: why do all cops carry guns? Why? I know every police department has a fat manual in which standard operating procedures are detailed. In these details, I’m sure there are rules governing … Continue reading

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I once went out with a cop

A number of years ago I went out a couple of times with a cop. He was an unusual guy to be a sergeant in the NYPD. He had not only a college degree but an MA. He was a … Continue reading

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