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City Hall redacting the mayor's comments on news stories, reports +NY1 News 's Grace Rauh
There is little the public knows about the conversations Mayor Bill de Blasio has with his so-called
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<p>Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday defended his <a href="http://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2016/09/by-most-accounts-de-blasio-passes-a-crucial-first-post-bratton-test-105679" target="_blank">response</a> to the explosion in Chelsea last weekend, saying it would have been “irresponsible” to immediately label it an act of terrorism and that it was appropriate to use a citywide alert system to disseminate information about the susp...
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important piece, by colleague +Brendan Cheney 
<p>Last week, Bill Bratton left 1 Police Plaza with a slow walk past a line of clapping police officers, and rode off on an antique car. He left behind lower crime and less enforcement. </p>
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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn said "there is no evidence" stop-and-frisk drove down crime. "Stop-and-frisk is a widely discredited policy and it will not make the problem [of crime] go away," he told POLITICO New York.
<p>Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump today <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/donald-trump-stop-and-frisk-228486" target="_blank">called for nationwide use of stop and frisk</a> to combat crime in American cities. He said it worked well in New York City to decrease crime even though data and research shows no clear link between crime and police stops and as stops have plummeted in New York City, crime has continued to dec...
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A Kennedy outs a Bush who favors a Clinton.
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“We have every reason to believe this was an act of terror," said de Blasio.
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via colleague +Khorri Atkinson :
Nine wrongly convicted New Yorkers and several City Council members on Friday blasted the New York Police Department over its refusal to attend a hearing on its interrogation tactics and the need to end wrongful convictions, saying that the agency’s snub reflects its continued unwillingness for reforms and transparency.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday he would prefer to release videos of police shootings in controversial encounters, saying the city has a “default position to be transparent” and that releasing such videos has a “calming effect” on the public. But the mayor also said the decision would be made in consultation with the commissioner of the police department — an agency that is currently fighting a lawsuit to withhold video from a body-camera pilot program.
<p>Mayor Bill de Blasio today said he would like to release videos of police shootings or controversial encounters, saying the city has a 'default position to be transparent' and that releasing such videos has a 'calming effect' on the public. But the mayor also said the decision would be made in consultation with the commissioner of the police department - an agency that is currently fighting a lawsuit to withhold video from body-camera program ...
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Parrying question after question about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s possible knowledge of and involvement in the alleged bribery and bid rigging schemes unveiled by his office Thursday morning, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara declined to insinuate the second-term governor was part of any ongoing investigation — even as he leveled his regular critique of corruption in state government.
“We’re as busy as we ever were, maybe busier,” Bharara said
Parrying question after question about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s possible knowledge of and involvement in the alleged bribery and bid rigging schemes <a href="http://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2016/09/cuomo-aide-percoco-charges-105711" target="_blank">unveiled by his office</a> Thursday morning, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara declined to insinuate the second-term governor was part of any ongoing investigation — even as he leveled his re...
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<p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo today visited a Chelsea to announce the state will expedite insurance claims and cover uninsured businesses and residents affected by the terrorist bomb that exploded on Saturday night, injuring nearly three dozen people.</p>
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O'Neill also said the NYPD "no longer" evaluates police based on "how many arrests" and stops they make. The focus is on the "quality" of enforcement action, not just the "quantity," he said.
Four days after officially taking over as head of the nation’s largest municipal police department, NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill was sworn in at a ceremony at police headquarters in Manhattan on Monday.
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Four days after officially taking over as head of the nation’s largest municipal police department, NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill was sworn in at a ceremony at police headquarters in Manhattan on Monday.
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I write for POLITICO New York. Everything else I do, is for me.
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    1996 - 2001
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