Bill Bratton, one of Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s favored candidates for police commissioner, says he’s interested in the top cop position, but that no one from Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s team has reached out with an offer.
“I have not had the opportunity to meet with the mayor and his people as of this time,” Mr. Bratton said today when asked before a transit forum whether Mr. de Blasio had made an offer. “I’m not applying for the job. If asked I’ll certainly consider it. But I’m not submitting an application if you will.”
Joe Lhota may have spent much of last night’s first debate on the defensive, but he came out swinging this morning during an early interview on Fox 5.
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. Read More
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 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.
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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 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 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