Espaillat, in DC, Touts Anti 'Stop-and-Frisk' Efforts

Thursday, June 07, 2012 - 05:14 PM

(Courtesy of the Senator's campaign)

State Senator and 13th Congressional district candidate Adriano Espaillat took the opportunity to tout his trip with other New York elected officials to Washington, DC today. Senate Dems are bringing their opposition to the New York City Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy to the nation’s capital.

This is the quote Espaillat released from the event:

"'Stop and Frisk' is an assault on the civil rights of New Yorkers," said Senator Adriano Espaillat, Chair of the Senate Latino Caucus. "It harms law and order by creating distrust between police and local communities; it violates the civil liberties of individuals who are stopped without rhyme or reason; and it violates every notion of justice and due process our society is built on. The Federal Government has an important role to play in protecting the rights of citizens and we are calling on the Justice Department to step in and stop this unconstitutional and unjust practice from continuing."

Check out the picture sent over by the campaign: Espaillat, at the podium, next to his main rival in the congressional race, Congressman Charles Rangel.


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