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    Where does Anthony Weiner stand on this issue and this City Council legislation?  And where does Christine Quinn stand?

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    by SoCalLiberal on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 02:59:05 PM PDT

    •  From Quinn's website (1+ / 0-)
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      Improve oversight of and community relations with the NYPD. Experts from all across the political spectrum agree that community relations are central to good policing. It makes community members more likely to come forward with information, and helps keep both officers and citizens safe. One critical way to continue to improve police community relations is by increasing oversight of the NYPD. Chris is working to create an Inspector General in the Department of Investigations, who will be tasked with reviewing and making recommendations on NYPD policies and practices. Many other cities and law enforcement agencies, such as Los Angeles and the FBI, currently have an Inspector General. After Los Angeles instituted an Inspector General, crime actually fell by 33%, and public satisfaction with the LAPD rose to 83%. The Inspector General will not pose any kind of threat to the authority of the Mayor or the Police Commissioner. The buck will and should stop with the Mayor, because as much as we need to continue to improve trust and accountability, it’s critical that we avoid anything that would damage the Department’s ability to keep us safe.
      So she's in favor of putting in a toothless functionary.

      Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

      by milkbone on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 07:15:06 PM PDT

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    •  And Weiner's website (0+ / 0-)

      doesn't mention it at all.

      Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

      by milkbone on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 07:17:26 PM PDT

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      •  From Bill De Blasio's website (0+ / 0-)
        Fighting For Meaningful Stop-and-Frisk Reform. Bill de Blasio has used the office of the Public Advocate to extensively study how the tactic of stop-question-frisk is applied across New York. De Blasio initiated a report that revealed troubling racial disparities. Data shows that police stopped 49 white New Yorkers for every weapon taken off the streets, compared to 71 Latino New Yorkers, and 93 black New Yorkers stopped for every weapon yielded. This information strongly suggests racial profiling is used in stop-and-frisk, which sows seeds of distrust and animosity in communities of color toward the police. Reinforcing this concern, testimony in the Floyd v. New York case suggested that NYPD brass requires quotas even in the absence of suspicion of crime.  When communities in New York feel that the police officers are antagonists rather than partners in keeping their neighborhoods safe, it puts residents and officers at risk. Bill de Blasio has pushed for real reforms in stop-and-frisk by organizing communities and calling on Mayor Bloomberg to immediately end the overuse and abuse of this tactic. That’s why he has called for new leadership at the NYPD, an inspector general, and a strong racial profiling bill.

        Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

        by milkbone on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 07:20:49 PM PDT

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    •  Nothing on John Liu's website (n/t) (0+ / 0-)

      Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

      by milkbone on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 07:27:35 PM PDT

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