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John Timoney was a visionary police leader who ran departments in three cities, pushing his officers to solve problems without using lethal force. Smart and blunt, Mr. Timoney, who died this month, is remembered by Joe Sexton, a former Times Metro reporter and editor, as the kind of cop America needs more than ever. — Jim Dwyer, Columnist, About New York

Postscript: John Timoney, 1948-2016

Joe Sexton on John Timoney, a police officer who served as first deputy commissioner of the N., then was the top cop in Philadelphia and in Miami.

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The Bold Gender Politics of The Prancing Elites -- Vulture

How does Robert Caro put his sweeping, majestic biographies together? It begins with a page in a notebook, a pen and patience, says Mr. Caro. In this absorbing interview, Mr. Caro speaks about reporting, the charting of eyeballs on screens, and how time = truth. — Jim Dwyer, Columnist, About New York

How does Robert Caro put his sweeping, majestic biographies together? It begins with a page in a notebook, a pen and patience, says Mr. Caro. In this absorbing interview, Mr. Caro speaks about reporting, the charting of eyeballs on screens, and how time = truth. — Jim Dwyer, Columnist, About New York

Fixing the nation’s education crisis requires elementary thinking.

Teacher, Heal Thyself: Fixing the nation’s education crisis requires elementary thinking

Across the country, some police departments claim a vast number of rape reports are false. A BuzzFeed News investigation into a year of “unfounded” rapes in Baltimore County reveals that detectives often don’t investigate them at all — even when the man had been arrested for rape before.

This Police Department Tosses Aside Rape Reports When A Victim Doesn’t Resist “To The Best Of Her Ability”

Across the country, some police departments claim a vast number of rape reports…

Race & Policing: Black Surgeon Who Treated Dallas Officers Speaks Out

Very powerful post from a father to his trans child. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/05/24/on-the-day-his-daughter-became-his-son-a-father-published-this-powerful-message/

On the day his daughter became his son, a father published this powerful message

"I don’t think I even listened very well when Maddy told me a few years ago she was really a male inside, that she was transgender," wrote Nevada political reporter Jon Ralston.

Tell Media Outlets: Stop victim-blaming Alton Sterling and Philando Castile  Neither Alton Sterling nor Philando Castile did anything to justify being killed by the police. But that hasn’t stopped national news outlets from criminalizing and dehumanizing these two fathers – explicitly diverting attention away from the actions of the police officers. Read More | ColorOfChange | Campaigns

Media Outlets: Stop victim-blaming Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

David Remnick’s lengthy profile of John Kerry, the secretary of state, offers keen insight into the Iran nuclear deal, the (latest) failed Israel-Palestinian peace talks and the current balancing act of Syria negotiations. Mr. Remnick takes us back to Mr. Kerry’s 2004 near miss for the White House and further to the Vietnam era to unpack the man admirers and detractors alike describe as “tirelessly optimistic” and “rhetorically undisciplined.” — Jodi Rudoren, Jerusalem Bureau Chief

John Kerry’s Middle East Mission

David Remnick on Secretary of State John Kerry and his negotiation efforts with Abdullah Abdullah, Mohammed Javad Zarif, and Bashar al-Assad.

Elvira and Refugio Nieto want justice for their dead son Alex.

Death by gentrification: the killing that shamed San Francisco

Elvira and Refugio Nieto want justice for their dead son Alex.

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