At an Upper West Side campaign stop, Dem frontrunner runs a gamut of diverse questions.
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Enjoying the attention afforded by frontrunner status, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio faced questions ranging from local to international issues from a large scrum of press and a few voters during a campaign stop on the Upper West Side Monday.
My father, of blessed memory, would have loved New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. Commissioner Kelly is sensitive to the need to preserve and protect civil liberties, but he also recognizes that a society must first and foremost ensure the safety of its citizens. My dad used to say that political correctness takes open mindedness to the extreme -- where people’s brains fall out and they stop thinking rationally. He was also devoted to the safety of his family, which he taught me; being alert, observant and lucky.
We were greatly distressed to read “The Case for Ray Kelly,” a statement of support for the NYPD commissioner in The New York Jewish Week (Feb. 10) by the leadership of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC). The authors of this article, Alan S. Jaffe, Michael S. Miller and David M. Pollock, claim that Commissioner Kelly has made New York a safe place to live. We ask — safe for whom? Certainly not the Muslim community.
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