Bill Bratton

How Late Were L.A. School Closures? This Late

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) received notice of a terror bomb threat, which is now being deemed a hoax, on Monday night. Yet it took until 7:09 a.m. the next morning for the district to begin notifying parents that the school would be closed on Tuesday.

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Bill de Blasio’s Post-Eric Garner NYPD Training Is Expensive ‘Waste of Time’

A high-ranking New York Police Department official tells the New York Post that an expensive training program introduced by Mayor Bill de Blasio after the Eric Garner controversy has been “a big disappointment on the backs of the city because they’re paying for this course” to the tune of $35 million dollars for what many believe is a “waste of time.”

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NY City Sees First Murder in 12 Days

NYPD officials’ celebration of their city going twelve days without a murder had their celebration cut short on Friday, when Eric Roman, 28, was shot in the head, leg, and hand in Queens, dying on Saturday in Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

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Bill Bratton’s Water Carrying for Bill de Blasio Backfires

One would think a seasoned operator like New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton would know better than to risk carrying water for New York’s uber-liberal Mayor Bill de Blasio for New York Magazine. But that appears to be just what he did here recently, and some of his words will very likely come back to haunt him.

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