Some activists opposed to the New York Police Department's program of monitoring Muslim businesses, schools and houses of worship have a message for imams.(1)
When asked if he'd "get rid of Ray Kelly," Thompson replied, "It's not about Ray Kelly. I think he's done an excellent job and I happen to personally like the commissioner."
NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly appeared on "The Daily Show" last night, telling host Jon Stewart he would give him a warning after he pulled out and began drinking from a giant plastic cup obviously larger then than 16 ounces, which the mayor recently banned.
At a mayoral forum in Harlem hosted by Al Sharpton, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn stood out from her colleagues by suggesting she'd keep NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly in his post if she were elected mayor. The crowd booed, she soldiered on, and that was the story.
Rev. Al Sharpton asked the Democratic mayoral candidates whether or not they would keep NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn got heckeled for basically saying yes, but countered with an assurance that she would ensure some of his policies here changed dramatically.(1)
The Associated Press, and its award-winning series on an NYPD surveillance program?
The Post credits Joe Lhota's entry into the 2013 mayor's race with nudging City Council Speaker back toward Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration, chalking up her reported deal to keep police commissioner Ray Kelly on in his post to "the Lhota effect."
Three New York City police officers were shot within an hour of each other yesterday, in two separate incidents. All three will live.
Christine Quinn has reportedly committed to keeping Ray Kelly on as NYPD commissioner if she becomes mayor, which would be consistent with her earlier statements that any mayor would be "lucky" to have him running the department.
This week, the Staten Island Community Education Council proposed deploying retired police officers with concealed weapons in borough schools as a way to better protect them from Sandy Hook-style shootings.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning urged New Yorkers not to change their commuting habits in the wake of the second subway pushing in a month.(4)
The only gun control policy over which the mayor of New York City exerts complete and total control is a controversial one whose efficacy remains in dispute: stop and frisk.(2)