NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly Joins Council On Foreign Relations

Tyler Durden's picture

A month ago, the press was aflutter with rumors that NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly, spurned by mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, would join JPMorgan in a "top security" position. The rumor was since denied and the fate of Kelly was unclear, until today, when the Council on Foreign Relations announced that the NYPD top man would join the CFR as a "distinguished visiting fellow" in turn opening the doors wide for a world of financial opportunities to Kelly. Considering his tenure, where Kelly served as senior managing director of global corporate security at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. from 2000 to 2001, he seems like a perfect fit for the CFR.

From CFR:

NYPD Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly to Join CFR as Distinguished Visiting Fellow

Raymond W. Kelly, commissioner for the New York Police Department (NYPD), will join the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) as a distinguished visiting fellow. Kelly will be joining CFR in early January and will be based at the organization's headquarters in New York. He will focus on counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and other national security issues.

"Ray Kelly spearheaded the modernization of the New York Police Department. The result is that crime is down and the NYPD's counterterrorism capabilities are second to none. We are excited and proud to have his experience, expertise, and judgment at the Council," said CFR President Richard N. Haass.

As the first and only police commissioner to serve under New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, from 2002 to 2014, Kelly presided over the country's largest municipal police force, seeing violent crime decrease from 2001 levels by 40 percent. He created the first counterterrorism bureau of any municipal police department in the country, as well as a global intelligence program that operates in eleven foreign cities.

Kelly will leave the NYPD as the longest-serving police commissioner in the city's history. He also served as New York City police commissioner from 1992 to 1994, under then mayor David N. Dinkins, and is the first person to serve in two nonconsecutive mayoral administrations. Kelly served in twenty-five different commands before being named commissioner, spanning a forty-three–year career with the NYPD.

Previously, Kelly served as senior managing director of global corporate security at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. from 2000 to 2001. From 1998 to 2001, he was commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service. He also served as undersecretary for enforcement at the U.S. Treasury Department, the third–highest ranking position in Treasury at the time. From 1996 to 2001, Kelly was vice president on the board of the international police organization Interpol.

In 1995, President Clinton appointed Kelly director of the State Department's International Police Monitors mission, tasked to restore order in Haiti following the return of then president Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Kelly received his undergraduate degree from Manhattan College. He is also a lawyer and holds a law degree from St. John's University School of Law and a masters of laws from New York University School of Law. Kelly also holds a masters of public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Kelly served in the U.S. Marine Corps and Reserve for thirty years and is a combat veteran of Vietnam. He retired with the rank of colonel.

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Momauguin Joe's picture

Moving up the ladder, time to suck Zbig Brzezinski's wrinked old cock. This pig is a master at it...

machineh's picture

Frisking minorities for drugs and packing them off to the Gulag definitely earns R-E-S-P-E-C-T from the Bilderbergers.

TeamDepends's picture

Kelly, assume the position.

Xibalba's picture

jukin the stats is the skill they desperately want, and this taig knows how how to do it with passion

Stackers's picture

Authoritarian Statist Fascist Police State Pig joins CFR ?


Shocking !

SilverIsKing's picture

Say what you want but the guy looks pretty good for 72 years old.

Chupacabra-322's picture

How I'm I not surprised. That building needs to be literally burned to the ground & its Minions arrested.

macholatte's picture



.....spanning a forty-three–year career with the NYPD.

.......served in the U.S. Marine Corps and Reserve for thirty years


WTF? So how old is he?


Lost Word's picture

Obviously the Marine Corps Reserve years were only part-time service, and concurrent with NYPD years.

Arius's picture

it looks CFR is becoming history if the likes of Kelly will join it .... yeah well, it was nada to start with ... more theater for the masses

Ignatius's picture

He'll get a medal for his role in 'Operation Obscure 9/11 Reality'

12ToothAssassin's picture

Rubicon was a great TV series. Hit a little too close to home and the 2nd season went away very quietly. Its available to watch on Amazon Prime.

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

I'll stay positive and hope that in light of this, the policy of bombing wedding receptions and petting zoos with drones guided by some oily faced nerd in a warehouse in nevada will be lightened to merely frisking all related parties / animals.


Yeah right.

Stoploss's picture

Doesn't look real healthy does he?

NoDebt's picture

Wow, it really IS a slow news day, isn't it?

dick cheneys ghost's picture

''They have to QE the entire credit base.  Otherwise, the math says that the compound interest function will consume the money supply in a cascading sequence of defaults.''


pods's picture

Thank you for bringing back some sensible quotes dick.  Things have muddled along for so long that many have forgotten exactly what we are facing.


NoDebt's picture

Consumer Confidence agrees with you.  All the kids are just about asleep again.

TheReplacement's picture

What happens once they have QE'd the entire credit base?

Ranger4564's picture

You, me, your children, their children, their children's children.... start and continue to pay off something that was never an asset and therefore never turned into a potential liability. The ignorance of the masses is what allows these bastards to even propose there is 700 trillion zillion gabillion dollars in derivatives. so what if there is, let them lose their money they gambled in shitty places. But truth is, there is no 700 trillion in derivatives and there is no such wealth. However there will be, once your great great grandchildren pay off the debt plus interest.


If people don't start decapitating these fuckers now, civilization will end up in a shithole far deeper than we have been. These assholes are reverting 600 years of socio-econo-intellectual progress to stay in and maintain control over the masses. Would you rather die fighting these fuckwads who are working to enslave humanity, or die trying to pay off a debt that was never incurred?


Flight is a cowards answer, fight is the only solution.

Confundido's picture

Question to the ZH crowd: Do you think Ghandi would have been able to do what he did in the age of internet and the NSA?

Ranger4564's picture

Are you certain he was not a plant, placed to create the impression of a nation in transition?


Ultimately, your question doen't need to be asked. Countless brave souls endured whatever obstacles they faced to get a message out, to take the world somewhere. Even the evil guys.  If you feel passionately about something and have the intelligence, overcome obstacles you will.  Gandhi and Mandela spent time in jail, yet they persevered. Self sacrifice... anathema at a website like this.


Someone will do what needs to be done, no matter the apparatus. Your question is essentially a cultural excuse. Stop thinking like that.

Winston Churchill's picture

Rat climbs onto sinking ship.

Captain Willard's picture

Team America, World Police. Geeze............

Bay of Pigs's picture

He is a thug, crook and traitor of the highest order.

chumbawamba's picture

He's on my rape list.  I will wait until he's older and more helpless to boost the pleasure.


Rainman's picture

He did such a great job of corporate security at Bear-Stearns, they had more time to rob investors and bankrupt themselves. #Winning.

pods's picture

Kelly becomes a made man.

A little thank you for all his years of service.


999.9's picture


Hey guys, I bought gold online from Heubach Edelmetalle (Germany) and there was one ounce of gold less in the package. What can I do? The invoice is correct but one ounce is missing

Momauguin Joe's picture

Count yourself lucky to have gotten whatever physical you did get. Gold is easier to find around here than bricks of .22 ammo.

999.9's picture

I got physical but they stole me 926 euros

Momauguin Joe's picture

They could have sent you no gold and a paper 'Back Order' slip. Was the shipment insured? 

chumbawamba's picture

Well, complaining to a bunch of mostly morons in the comments of a blog aren't going to turn up that missing ounce for you.  I would perhaps start by calling the establishment from which you ordered your gold and explain the situation to them.

Common sense: not as common as one might expect.

I am Chumbawamba.

Lost Word's picture

In the future, buy only one ounce at a time?

Clowns on Acid's picture

Bundesbank wants its gold back. All American buyers are charged a small fee. 

Seer's picture

I'd thought that Germany didn't have any gold, which is why they were trying to repatriate it.  You're lucky that you got ANY!

If you'd been smart and traded fiat for Bitcoin you wouldn't find yourself in this stitation!

optimator's picture

Keep the box and packing and gold and have it weighed with the most accurate equipment in your area and if it matches the weight of the package they sent you've proof you were shorted.

JustObserving's picture

Under Kelly, every NY cop had a stop-and-frisk quota and 1800 New Yorkers were stopped and frisked everyday.  You have to reward those who imposed fascism on the land of the free.

Ban KKiller's picture

Wall Street not rigged, so say "police" who are justly rewarded for their blind eyes.

Birds of a feather shit on you together.

Colonel Klink's picture

Another fascist New York thug dressed in blue.

10mm's picture

He will be a nice "Fellow" for his masters

the not so mighty maximiza's picture

when the uprisings start he will advise them how to save their asses and quell the rioters with tanks.

LoneStarHog's picture

Like in any SEWER, SHIT just flows from one pool of contaminated water to another.

Constitutional Republic's picture

JP Morgue made the biggest single ever contribution to the New York Police Department 'Fund' some years ago, legitimately raising questions about whether the force was turning into a private security firm with the banksters' security agenda at the top of its list.

All tax paid officials should be banned from taking private sector roles related to their former employment for a minimum of 5 years, in my opinion. 

The appearance of collusion or financial gain at the expense of public well being undermines faith in the community, and the state. Not good.

But as politicians make a habit of grifting off the state, it's no wonder that their underlings head in the same direction.

29.5 hours's picture



In sympathy. But perhaps "undermining faith" in the state is not a bad thing...