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In wake of police killings, New York officers on edge

 On December 13, as thousands of protesters mobbed the New York streets, Yuseff Hamm, an NYPD police officer, was monitoring the demonstrations from a mobile command unit near the Brooklyn Bridge. As the protest drew near, Hamm and his fellow officers could hear the chants of the noisy throngs:  “What do we want? Dead cops. […] Read More →

NYPD: Al Sharpton Sends His Condolences

D.W. Wilber,   While watching the news coverage about the execution of New York Police Officers Wenjia Liu and Rafael Ramos I was struck by the fact that Fox News reported on a statement being issued by Al Sharpton in response to the shooting, and I wondered to myself why Fox News gave any mention of […] Read More →

Police: 1 NYC cop dead in shooting, 2nd critical

 An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing one and critically injuring a second before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said. The shooting took place in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, where streets are now blocked off. […] Read More →

When Santa Claus Showed Up on U.S. Currency

 Money can be so boring. Or, at least, U.S. paper currency. Green, black, cream, some president’s head. With the holiday season upon us, there are holiday stamps, holiday checks, holiday-themed toilet paper. Would it be so horrible to have holiday-themed currency? They didn’t think so before the U.S. Treasury stepped in to un-democratize the design […] Read More →

Clinton denounces torture, says black lives matter

 Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she’s proud to have been part of an administration that “banned illegal renditions and brutal interrogations” and said the U.S. should never be involved in torture anywhere in the world. Clinton spoke about the importance of the nation acting in accordance with its values after receiving an award from The […] Read More →