NYPD Comm. Bratton Blames NY Homicide Increases on Pot

Maybe NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has been toking on a little bit of the devil’s lettuce himself. I don’t know. But he apparently thinks a slight eight week rise in New York homicides is connected somehow to legalized pot: The seemingly innocent drug that’s been legalized around the country. In this city, people are killing each other over marijuana more so than anything that we had to deal with in the 80s and 90s with heroin and cocaine. We just see marijuana everywhere when we make Read more […]

Police Commissioner says NYPD has shown “Remarkable Restraint”

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton was on NBC’s Meet the Press with Chuck Todd on Sunday where he defended his officers and their reaction to the recent events in New York City. “The common ground here is really to, one, as we’ve been doing in New York, is to deal with the demonstrations in a way so that they don’t turn into police riots, to allow some breathing room in the sense that we’re allowing people to demonstrate, to vent, and at the same time, showing, on the part of the police, remarkable Read more […]