Streams

Bloomberg: Stop-And-Frisk Program Is Working

Friday, March 30, 2012

NYPD, police, New York Police Department (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the fact that officers are recovering fewer guns through stop-and-frisks is an indication the program is working.

The NYPD program has drawn criticism from civil liberties advocates.

But Bloomberg said on his weekly WOR Radio appearance Friday he believes the stop-and-frisk program is lowering the city's crime rate.

The mayor conceded it could be applied more selectively. He said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly is always reviewing his procedures and could make changes to the program.

Earlier this week, civil rights groups announced a lawsuit against a program allowing officers to patrol private apartment buildings and perform stop-and-frisks there.

Last year, officers stopped and questioned 684,330 people on the streets under the stop-and-frisk program, a record since the NYPD began tallies in 2002.

Tags:

More in:

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Comments [5]

Your new Step Father from your Mama's house, yes I fucked her!!

Bloomberg you openly oppress the blacks and latinos of NYC. Don't feel so smug little man. Next it will be your people. What will you do then? Change your name?

Mar. 30 2012 08:56 PM
Your new Step Father from at a crack house fucking your mommy

Yes Bloomberg, you have so enraged me with your Fascist NYPD that I have resorted to meeting your poor mother in an alley and making sweet love to her. Please stop your program of stop and frisk and I will send you mom back home.

Mar. 30 2012 08:50 PM
Fuck Bloomberg from At your Mama's house

Bloomberg = Hitler

Mar. 30 2012 08:40 PM
Joseph R from NJ

HAHA sure it's WORKING! You know what else would undoubtedly work? Home invasion searches without warrants! I'm sure we'd turn up tons of illegal items that way! and yea, Bloomberg, after a while you'd find fewer guns, because just like in the case of stop and frisk, criminals would become smarter, or be pleasantly assimilated into the prison industrial complex. Bloomberg would be able to sleep better at night I guess...effectively suspending constitutional rights so he can look like a good three term mayor.

This jokester was my college graduation speaker in 2007 and I proudly stood up with a number of my classmates and left the auditorium in protest while he was speaking. Today, he's even more of a clown.

this is like saying that we'd find fewer cases of criminal recidivism if we just euthanized felons instead of rehabilitating them...

Or that NYC would be safer from "terrorists" if NYPD were just allowed to round up all of the Muslims its been spying on and put them in internment camps......

We are all responsible for allowing our politicians to distort our freedoms for the sake of their pathetic careers.

Mar. 30 2012 08:24 PM
Pastor Doris Johnson from South Ozone Park

Who approved this stop and frisk? This make me sick to my stomach. Every day all day long in South Jamaica and every where I go I see this going on with my people. Are there any cops in the white community? The vans with two or more cops follow black women and harass them I also have been stop for no reason but to be harassed, this is sickness on kelly and bloomberg. They do not like blacks and enjoy and getting away with all their injustices.

Mar. 30 2012 11:10 AM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.

Sponsored

Latest Newscast

 

 

Support

WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public

Feeds

Supported by