HRC speaks to the law-and-order crowd with thier latest video, featuring Bill Bratton, the former NYPD Commissioner, and his wife.
“Marriage equality, under the law, will make families safer and stronger,” he says.
Here’s former NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton’s robocall for Manhattan district attorney candidate Richard Aborn.
“He knows how to keep crime down, the right way,” Bratton says, before talking about Aborn’s fight against guns and plan to “give at-risk kids an alternative to crime.”
Part of Aborn’s strategy of not running as the traditional, Read More
Richard Aborn just rolled out his plan to create a CompStat-like program for the Manhattan district attorney’s office.
Standing next to former police commissioner and supporter Bill Bratton, Aborn said currently there is no “centralized repository of data” at the district attorney’s office, making it unclear what was working and what wasn’t.
I asked Read More
Charlie Rangel continued his opposition to Eliot Spitzer’s budget, telling the AP that said he is “concerned any time the hospitals are going to get hurt by cuts”.
Rudy Giuliani is back in touch with former NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.
Mike Bloomberg defended his trip to Florida immediately after one of Read More
My invitation to Wayne Barrett’s book party got lost in the mail, so I had some time to actually read some of it. As the title suggests, Barrett argues that Giuliani wasn’t ready for a terrorist attack, and didn’t even think about it until it happened.
Asked if Giuliani was Read More
Bill Bratton’s prospective run for Mayor next year has unleashed a monsoon of threats from Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who has sworn to demolish the former Police Commissioner’s candidacy. County leaders will be called, political allies browbeaten; leftover campaign cash from the Mayor’s aborted Senate run will be poured into efforts to stop Mr. Bratton. And Read More
Think about it: If you were considering a campaign to succeed Rudolph Giuliani, and you wished to run, like Mr. Giuliani, as a Republican, wouldn’t it behoove you to cultivate the Mayor and his voter base?
So it would seem. And yet former Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, a savvy guy and a public official of Read More
Anybody who has spent even a few minutes in Times Square, or along Central Park South, or outside the United Nations headquarters, will not be surprised to learn that New York is one of the hottest tourist attractions on the planet. Every New Yorker has anecdotal evidence of this phenomenon: favorite restaurants filled with out-of-towners; Read More
One of the cheapest thrills of history or historical fiction is spying on the average unperceptive soul as his world falls apart: Chaliapin performing in St. Petersburg the night the Winter Palace is stormed; some honest German tending bar at his saloon in New York or Chicago on the eve of Prohibition; the bellicose aristo Read More
NYPD: A City and Its Police , by James Lardner and Thomas Reppetto. Henry Holt, 368 pages, $27.50.
On the southeast corner of the 13th floor of One Police Plaza, the headquarters of the New York Police Department, the Chief of Department, the highest-ranking uniformed officer, has both his office and his private conference room. Read More