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Friday, June 28, 2013

"Mayor’s Office Moves to Undo Bill Aimed at Police Profiling"

From the New York Times:

In separate appearances, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and his police commissioner, Raymond W. Kelly, sought to portray the bills — one aimed at increasing oversight of the Police Department and the other at expanding the ability to sue over racial profiling by officers — as divisive tools that would undermine the police’s efforts to get guns off the streets and continue to lower the murder rate.

The threat of lawsuits, the city fears, could end the department’s broad use of stop-and-frisk measures, the crime-fighting tool most closely associated with the Bloomberg administration.

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Mayor Bloomberg's assault on minorities should not be tolerated. Racial profiling is a real danger to decent society and he is obviously out of control because he feels not need to tamper his comments. His commissioner is obviously willing to carry this water and is real danger to decent people in New York.

Posted by: Brenda Wilkerson | Jun 29, 2013 6:12:32 AM

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