It’s Public Safety Week on the Brian Lehrer Show’s election series “30 issues in 30 Days.” See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.
Bill de Blasio says he will "end the 'Stop and Frisk' era," while Joe Lhota vows to continue many of the policing tactics developed under Bloomberg and Ray Kelly. Eric Adams, NY State Senator, former NYPD captain and candidate for Brooklyn Borough President, and Pastor Gilford Monrose of Mt. Zion Church of God (7th Day), discuss the challenges of community policing, and what the next mayor can do to curb gun violence while also improving relations with the NYPD.
State Senator Eric Adams talks about the ruling in the federal stop-and-frisk lawsuit. A former NYPD captain, he testified during the trial about disputed statements by Police Commissioner Kelly and is now running unopposed for Brooklyn Borough President.
Martin Golden, New York State Senator, R-22, Brooklyn, argues that Governor Paterson should veto legislation prohibiting keeping the names of the innocent who are stopped and frisked by the police. Eric Adams, New York State Senator, D-20, Brooklyn, and former head of 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care, defends the bill he sponsored in the Senate prohibiting the NYPD from adding information on innocent individuals who are stopped and frisked.