Of course, there’s no logical reason for Dietl to be running for mayor — except that logic and reason no longer apply to American politics, especially as it concerns candidates from New York. Dietl became a “tough cop” — and a highly decorated one — by flouting the rules and etiquette of the police department. He worked on cases he wasn’t assigned to by looking for tips in places he wasn’t permitted to be during shifts he wasn’t supposed to be working, according to a 1985 profile in this magazine. (He’s still proud of the piece, which describes him as “probably the best detective in New York,” and keeps a photocopied version on hand for visitors.) So with that lesson in mind, he was off to take the subway, and then the Staten Island ferry, where he planned to take a bullhorn out to address the temporarily captive audience. … [Read more...] about Trump Frenemy Bo Dietl Wants to Be Your Mayor
The victim told investigators he was at residence when he decided to go out and get some food. After leaving the restaurant, he noticed a vehicle following him. He said the vehicle was associated with a person he had had prior conflicts with. … [Read more...] about Vallejo Ex-Con Arrested On Attempted Murder Charges After Freeway Shooting
We will need to find our purpose in the minor things, I tell my daughter. The moments. Moment by moment. We will need to become more like dogs, giddily hopping into the car when we have no idea where it's heading. And in those long, vacant hours, free of clutter and busyness and traditional validation, we will have to learn how to sit with ourselves and discover the glory and meaning in that stillness. Or, at the very least, accept that tomorrow was never promised. In some ways it's no different than it always was, I explain, we just have fewer distractions to hide behind. … [Read more...] about Now I finally understand what my grandparents knew
In fact, the US this week became the nation with the highest number of confirmed cases of the virus. Jeffrey Sachs called it "a grim watershed," as the US overtook Italy and China. "Americans are suffering and dying because the Trump administration failed to act quickly and decisively to prevent the virus' spread," he wrote. "China has broken the spread of the virus with a lockdown that first started in Wuhan on January 23 and is now being lifted in stages ...The US has not broken the epidemic." … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s special day
Charles: I have two cousins who were killed by gun violence. One was shot 18 times in his car with his girlfriend, a double homicide. And the other was shot by a police officer in the gangway of his own home. I have mixed reactions to the police, especially in the neighborhood where I grew up. I like the police, especially when you need them, but you had to be worried about which cop was going to come. Chantell: I was assisting with executing an arrest warrant for a man that had multiple charges for homicide, robbery, theft, and assault. I saw the passenger door of the car swing open. After that, all I saw was a flash. I could hear the impact of the rounds hitting my car. I bunkered between my car door and my seat. I was just frozen. Eventually, the guy ran out of bullets and he took off running. But the driver was still in the car. I went to his side. He was reaching, searching. We were able to get him out of the car, but when they did a search of the car later, they found more guns. … [Read more...] about Can a Gun Victim and a Gun Advocate Change Each Other’s Minds?