Word of life advice: if you ignore something, that doesn't mean it will go away.
Yesterday morning, NYPD commish Ray Kelly delivered his 'State of the NYPD' address at the Waldorf Astoria. The police chief, riding high off a recent poll that showed his approval ratings at the highest ever for someone in his position, basically detailed the progress report of the Bloomberg administration.
Combined with record low homicide rate (which may be on the rise this year) and a general decline amongst most other crimes (save for iPhone theft), the commish laid out an overall safer City in 2012, one which will "go down in history as the year New York City recorded the fewest homicides since Senator John F. Kennedy announced his run for the presidency in 1960."
The recovery efforts made by the law enforcement authorities during Hurricane Sandy were set in the background as well.
However, possibly due to recent constitutionality issues, the head of the Boys in Blue failed to mention what will inevitably go down in the history books for his time in office: the controversial use of the practice known as 'stop & frisk.' That isn't to say Kelly avoided it all together; instead, he called it aggressive policing in 'minority neighborhoods,' which adds a nice touch to a not-so-nice practice.More »