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Bloomberg Says He'll Back Stop And Frisk Council Candidates

Monday, July 01, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday he will back City Council candidates who share his belief in the value of stop and frisk – but he stopped short of saying he would invest his own money in their campaigns.

"We should all support candidates that we agree with," he said. "I make no bones about it. .... I'm certainly going to talk about it. I'm going to encourage people to vote for those things.

The mayor's remark came in response to a question about a report in today's New York Post that Bloomberg plans to use his personal fortune to help defeat candidates who oppose the NYPD policy.

Last week, the City Council approved a pair of bills aimed at reining in the NYPD’s use of stop and frisk.

A bill that would expand the definition of racial profiling passed with exactly enough votes for the Council to override a veto from the mayor. That means he needs only one member to change positions for his veto to hold.

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Comments [1]

Deborah Kalloo from brooklyn

The problem is the bigotry that many of
These white Italian/Irish policemen harbour
Behind closed doors they teach their children
to be racist / racist remarks / derrogatory
Remarks.Thus the need to have continous
Diversity training in perpetuity for law enforcement
Is a must...this is the only way to adress
Americas inbreed and deep racists history
This is similar to Nazi Germany racism
Against the Jews...they did not see them as
White..in fact the same policies Bloomberg
is applying are the same as those in Nazi
Germany....instead of doing the opposite
Of their oppressors they are doing the same

Jul. 02 2013 10:37 AM

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