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Joanne Jaffe. New Yorker. Jewish. White. College-educated. Joined the NYPD 1979. Pounded a beat in Brooklyn. Rose to three-star chief, commander of three precincts, highest-ranking woman ever, first such in NYPD history.
With the Police Dep’t 38 years — planning for age 63’s retirement payout — in 2018 Chief Jaffe, 60, was booted. Booter: former Commish O’Neill. “He was under me. He’s a disgrace. We did nothing wrong but he preferred his buddies and we were the oldest there. It was Monday. We were out Friday. The department was in shock.”
2019, federal discrimination lawsuits were filed. Some officers — not Jaffe — settled. “This could go years. Indefinitely. The city’s uncooperative. Commissioner Shea and I were three stars together but, dealing with another case, he has no say. Approaching 2021, the city’s law department has yet to respond to me, my lawyers, even requests for comment. Suing the NYPD is costly. Out of my own pocket. My frustrated lawyer and I want to go to trial.
“Last week, my lawyers requested the city get the case moving. No more delays. The court’s now ordered the city to get a sworn witness affidavit regarding the existence of certain handwritten notes.”
Former Chief Jaffe supports herself meanwhile as Success Academy’s senior adviser of school safety and security.
Jan. 6 Pence will open the vote tally before Congress even as other VPs have had to announce their opponents’ wins. Nixon for rival JFK, VP Gore for Bush. To contest this, Trumpers want the election thrown to the House, where the voting system could elect Donald. Hayes did that to win over Tilden who’d won the popular vote but disputed electoral votes ultimately went to Hayes who got declared the winner by one electoral vote.
Comedian George Carlin once burped about “Seven Dirty Words You Can’t Say on TV.” Now there’s a program that discusses all seven (“History of Swear Words”). Nice. Instead of washing your kid’s mouth out, we should wash out the producer’s paycheck.
Speaking of modern harmony, party bosses are being bullied by Black Lives Matter, cop haters, AOC, new progressives. A bitter contest is underway before Brooklyn’s coming leadership meeting. Party boss quote: “We need all our county committee members to overcome these f–king progressives.”
He’s telling her story
“Ammonite,” a Kate Winslet-Saoirse Ronan lesbian film set in the 1840s, is directed by Francis Lee. Dame Helen Mirren: “I figured Francis was female. Seeing a woman scrubbing and a man’s voice saying ‘Get out of the way,’ I thought, only a female could have done that.”
Lee, who is no lady, said: “When I wrote and directed it, I respected these women who were overlooked, put down and reappropriated by men.”
Lots to redo
Not only’s Harrison Ford schlepping around in that same Indiana role he originated a century ago, but now, 30 years later, comes “Sister Act 3.” Whoopi stars. Tyler Perry produces.
Tatler, Britain’s glossy classy magazine. December issue is filled with duchesses, sheikhas, earls, princesses, viscounts, sirs, Spain’s monarchy, some countesses, lords, ladyships, amorous Boris Johnson, prized Prince Harry, Belvoir Castle live-ins, me-me-Meghan. My mention on the cover, I wouldn’t even bring up.
Biden, stumping last week, got a standing ovation. And why not? Listen, if he can stand they can stand. Mumbled only in New York, kids, only in New York.
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