Michael Tabman

Here we are – another shooting in a public venue.  This was not a mass shooting as occurred at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin or the movie theater in Colorado, but no less tragic.  In the heavily visited area surrounding New York City’s Empire State Building, one man fatally shot another man in what appears to be a workplace violence related incident.  The New York City Police Department responded quickly, killing the assailant after he trained his weapon on them, perhaps in a suicide-by-cop.

The New York City Police Department is one of the most well-trained and prepared police departments in the country, if not the world.  Their readiness to respond to dangerous situations has been further honed and improved upon since their stellar performance on 9/11.  Many years of my career in the FBI were spent on task forces with NYPD.  I admire and respect the department and the…

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