The beloved BBC American television show Copper was abruptly cancelled last month, after its second season. The sudden demise of the show has caught most its fans off-guard and left many with unanswered questions. Premiering last August on the then new BBC America channel, Copper seemed destined for longevity. Created and directed by executive producer Tom Fontana with Academy … [Read more...] about Fans Protest the Cancellation of BBC America’s Copper
The evolution of the Irish-American policeman – in real life and on screen. In the classic 1954 Looney Tunes cartoon entitled “Bugs and Thugs,” everybody’s favorite animated rabbit gets himself caught up with Rocky and Mugsy, a couple of bank robbers who flee the scene of the crime and head off to a rural safe house. Soon enough, Bugs Bunny fakes the sound of a police siren … [Read more...] about The Irish Coppers
"The Irish were part of the problem and part of the solution," said former New York cop and current college professor Hugh O'Rourke, PhD.
O'Rourke spoke at the First Annual Irish Heritage Day at the New York City Police Museum, a literal slip of a building in lower Manhattan in late April.
The official New York police department was set up in 1845. Coincidentally, 1845 was … [Read more...] about The Fading of
The Green at NYPD
William "Billy" Baldwin helped comfort New York's firefighters in the aftermath of September 11. Baldwin, one of the four acting Baldwin brothers, was one of the many Hollywood celebrities who felt they had to do something to help those affected. Baldwin had played a firefighter in the 1991 movie Backdraft and to prepare for the role had ridden with a company of Chicago … [Read more...] about William Baldwin:
On January 4, 2002, Ray Kelly was sworn in as New York City Police Department's 41st Police Commissioner. Kelly previously served as the NYPD's 37th commissioner and is the first person to be appointed to the position for a second, separate term. Kelly's biggest challenge is how to raise morale in a damaged department that lost 23 officers on September 11th and which, despite … [Read more...] about Ray Kelly: Back to Duty