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  •  But when you also consider (0+ / 0-)

    De Blasio's support for making Bill Bratton the next police chief, the trend is worrisome.

    "Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

    by Sagebrush Bob on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 10:58:19 PM PDT

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    •  I wrote about Bratton in my last diary and here's (2+ / 0-)
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      the part from the New York Daily News I point out:

      http://www.dailykos.com/...

      Bratton hasn’t been talking with the press since his name surfaced as a possible police commissioner under a Mayor de Blasio. But Bratton has said that if used properly, stop-and-frisk is a legitimate police tool. But he said a stop should be made only if a cop has a reasonable suspicion someone is a criminal or about to commit a crime. And a suspect should be frisked only if the cop has “fear” that the suspect might harm the officer or citizens.

      Bratton says this is a much different approach than Commissioner Raymond Kelly’s policy, which he likened to troop “surges” in Iraq. Bratton has expressed interest in returning as NYPD commissioner. So de Blasio must have talked with Bratton about retraining cops who use stop-and-frisk.

      Under a Mayor de Blasio, the days of racial profiling and slamming a random young man of color over a police car fender in front of his girlfriend would be over.

      If the secret to Jack Maple’s passion as a cop was to treat crime victims as if they were his mother, Bratton will know that de Blasio will want every young man of color encountered by a police officer in this city to be treated as if he were the mayor’s son.

      That will make for a sea change in New York policing. - New York Daily News, 9/16/13

      Funny Stuff at http://www.funnyordie.com/oresmas

      by poopdogcomedy on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 11:31:48 PM PDT

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