Let it be known to all interested parties: Bernard Kerik has stated his opposition to the muslim community center planned near Ground Zero, joining a growing list that includes Newt Gingrich, Carl Paladino, Sarah Palin and this guy.
Kerik’s opposition was concise, taking the form of a link-only Tweet:
Bernard Kerik was just sentenced to four years in federal prison–slightly longer than prosecutors requested–after pleading guilty to eight felonies, including tax fraud and lying about a lot of things.
Mr. Kerik’s lawyers asked that he be free until federal officials determine where he’ll be sent. Mr. Kerik has been confined to house Read More
The shootings at Fort Hood dominated today’s papers–12 soldiers and one civilian died at the Texas military base, and 28 more were wounded. According to The Times:
The gunman, identified as Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, 39, was shot by a Fort Hood police officer responding to the scene. Mr. Hasan remained hospitalized on Read More
Yesterday, police raided two drug gangs based in South Bronx housing projects, seizing guns, drugs, and cash. They made 37 arrests, and charged 53 people altogether.
Both the The Times and the Daily News lead with the projects’ proximity to Yankee Stadium: less than a mile. They’re following police commissioner Raymond Kelly’s lead in tying Read More
Former police commissioner Bernard Kerik has been removed from the mental health unit where he’d been staying for his last 10 days in jail. Although Kerik had previously exhibited what The Times calls “troubling behavior,” the Westchester County jail’s psychiatry chief determined that Kerik “poses no risk to himself or others due to Read More
New court papers have been filed in a suit by Madoff victims, and they provide a window into the world of Bernie.
The Daily News has posted two versions of the the news, one from the A.P. and one by their own reporter. The original A.P. story, which is no longer up on the web Read More
Rudy Giuliani used to like to tell the story about how, at the height of the panic and chaos of 9/11, he supposedly turned to Bernie Kerik, then his police commissioner, and exclaimed: “Thank God George Bush is our president!”
This was back when memories of the disputed 2000 election were still Read More
You may not see much today of Bernard Kerik, the former NYPD Commissioner who was on duty during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but he is staying busy.
I spoke with him by phone yesterday as he was planting 23 flags outside his home to commemorate each of the police officers he lost that day. Read More
Ben reports that the Giuliani team is insisting all security expenses were perfectly appropriate, instead of explaining why they were billed to obscure city agencies.
Bernie Kerik jumped to his former boss’s defense. (The Giuliani campaign, no doubt, will be delighted.)
Former Deputy Mayor Joe Lhota insists, “This was Read More
Rudy Giuliani’s rivals are not at all satisfied with the former mayor’s dismissal of the newest twist in the Bernard Kerik scandal.Commenting on book publisher Judith Regan’s allegation that a senior executive at News Corp told her to lie to federal investigators about her affair with Kerik to protect Giuliani’s nomination of Kerik Read More