One Tough Job

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The NYPD’s new top cop, Commissioner Dermot Shea, takes charge at what appears to be a transitional moment for policing in New York City. Serious crime is ticking upward, and anti-police sentiment is rising. Commissioner Shea deserves the goodwill of all New Yorkers as he begins one of the city’s toughest jobs.

The Facts You Need to Know

  1. Mad: Public consternation about routine policing duties is increasing. Read more.

  2. Sorry: Former mayor Michael Bloomberg, now a presidential candidate, has apologized for his support of policing policies that saved thousands of lives. Read more.

  3. Hate: Hatred for police is being expressed more and more openly. Read more.

“Every New Yorker deserves to be safe and feel safe, and that has been my mission since I took the oath and became a police officer.”

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea

Twitter Take

The Past is Present

O’Neill On Deck By Bob McManus (August 26, 2016)

“Bratton’s handpicked successor, NYPD chief of department James O’Neill, is by all accounts a good cop.”

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“Let there be light! The 87th annual Rockefeller Center tree lighting will be held tonight in Manhattan.”