Over lunch today, the head of one of the NYPD’s powerful police unions* emailed a shrill “open letter” to the press, blaming the “armchair rhetoric” of columnists and pundits for the worsening relations between the police and the communities they serve. Here’s the email: To all arm-chair judges: If you have...
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Nathaniel Burney is an attorney in private practice, a former prosecutor, and a tireless advocate for Truth, Justice, and the Scientific Method. “Asides, Extras, and Appurtenances” is his accompaniment to The Illustrated Guide to Law, and also includes posts from the Guide’s predecessor blog The Criminal Lawyer. Nothing here counts as legal advice, nor does it create or imply an attorney-client relationship. Comments, criticisms, and disagreements are enthusiastically encouraged.