Police Commissioner Ray Kelly shit-talked to Playboy this month about how all the Democratic mayoral candidates treated him like shit during their campaigns. In particular, he called out Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio as "absolutely" full of shit. De Blasio cleared the air with him yesterday over those comments: “I had a good conversation with him [Friday], and I have a clear agenda I want to implement,” de Blasio told reporters. “It was a good conversation. We cleared the air, and we’re moving forward.” Oh to have been a fly on the wall for that incredibly uncomfortable two minute or so conversation!

De Blasio added that he expects Kelly will "work very productively and positively with us" as they transition to the new administration, led by new Police Commissioner Anyone-But-Ray. However, neither de Blasio nor Kelly's camp would say whether any apologies were given from either side. “I have worked with him for over 20 years, respect him, obviously disagree with him on some core issues," de Blasio said. "I’m certain we’re going to have an effective transition.” “They spoke,” added loquacious NYPD spokesman John McCarthy.

At least one of those mayoral candidates agreed with Kelly: “Ray Kelly is right to feel betrayed! He was a punching bag for my fellow candidates in the primary, in a disgusting display of pandering,” tweeted Sal Albanese, who came in last in the primary.

One other comment Kelly made in the interview got people talking as well: when asked whether he understands why "some young men of color who have been stopped for no reason may hate your guts," Kelly responded:

The notion of hatred has been stirred up by a small number of advocacy groups that have done a great job at marketing this concept. You might read something snarky on Twitter, but I could take you right now to 125th Street in Harlem and young men will stop me for my picture and give me a very favorable and friendly greeting. They understand that we’re saving lives in their community, that they’re the ones at risk.

The Daily News decided to test out his theory by taking a Kelly cutout uptown and seeing how people responded. “Ray Kelly is part of a racist, white supremacist system,” said Harlem book vendor Gerry Louis. “Stop-and-frisk doesn’t make us safer. He continues to criminalize our community.” Well then.