In the last 10 months, the public image of the New York Police Department and former mayor Rudy Giuliani have undergone makeovers as drastic as those performed on tawdry daytime talk shows, where delinquent reprobates turn into model citizens with the help of some cosmetic rehabilitation. This point is not lost on New York City rapper J-Live, who says that the public's memory of some of the NYPD's most controversial actions — such as the shooting death of innocent African immigrant Amadou Diallo and the toilet-plunger sodomy of detained suspect Abner Louima, both of which occurred during the Giuliani years — has become as hazy as now-familiar photographs of the city's beleaguered... More >>>