The Wrong NYPD Chief

The Wrong NYPD Chief - The Wrong NYPD Chief

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The Wrong NYPD Chief http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/editorials/la-ed- kerik5dec05,1,7405929.story?coll=la-sunday-editorials EDITORIAL An avid supporter of Bush may not be the best leader for Homeland Security. December 5, 2004 Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik, President Bush's nominee to replace departing Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, has an engaging life story. His tough-kid-with-grit story couldn't be more engaging. He was then-Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani's police chief at the time of the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. He helped train Iraq's still-emerging police force. He has ties to the Arab world through his Syrian wife and work experience with Saudi Arabia's royal family. Unfortunately, he's not the New York police chief most suited for the job. Kerik may have campaigned hard for Bush, but Raymond W. Kelly, a former head of the Customs Service who is in his second run as New York's police commissioner, would have been a better choice. But then, Kelly, who has worked for Democrats, may be too independent-minded
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2010 for the course ENGL 1A taught by Professor Churchill during the Fall '08 term at Mt. SAC.

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