One Tough Job
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
Mad: Public consternation about routine policing duties is increasing. Read more.
Sorry: Former mayor Michael Bloomberg, now a presidential candidate, has apologized for his support of policing policies that saved thousands of lives. Read more.
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.”
Congratulations to the NYPD’s 44th Police Commissioner, Dermot Shea. From his time as Chief of Crime Control Strategies to his vision for #NeighborhoodPolicing and #PrecisionPolicing, Dermot will continue creating a path to success for NY’s Finest pic.twitter.com/2chIyQxsPC— Bill Bratton (@CommissBratton) December 2, 2019
The Past is Present
“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.”