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NYC police show bias

NYC police show bias

The bizarre claim from the New York City Patrolmen's Benevolent Association that Mayor Bill de Blasio's sympathy with demonstrators against racially-motivated police violence somehow contributed to the tragic deaths of two city police officers demonstrates the resurgence of the "if you're not with us, you're against us" police mentality. This is particularly disturbing in the largest police department in the nation, one reasonably racially and ethnically diverse and educated, even if not necessarily the best-trained and best supervised. Police Commissioner William Bratton's shrugging off the claim as traditional political tensions between mayors of large...

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