Being a mutt, with malice aforethought

A truly horrifying video of an officer – an entire department – out of control. Time for Ray Kelly to collect his gold watch.

This didn’t start out as Police Misconduct Day on the RBC, this is too outrageous to pass up.

In a decently run department, he the officer whose voice is clearly caught making threats of criminal violence would lose his gun and his badge. But not in the NYPD.

As the song says, Commissioner Ray Kelly has been on the job too long.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

4 thoughts on “Being a mutt, with malice aforethought”

  1. Police Misconduct Day is a nice little change of pace, if you keep this up I can stopped looking at Radley Balko’s site.

  2. Why won’t this sort of issue show up at townhall debates?
    Play the tape, ‘fuck’ and ‘mutt’ alike, see what Romney and Obama have to say about that.

  3. Did you really want to accompany this post with a song glorifying the killing of overzealous police officers?

    No matter what you think of Commissioner Ray Kelly, writing that he’s “been on the job too long” and then following it with a link to Duncan and Brady seems pretty inflammatory.

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