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Enough attacks on the NYPD

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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:30 am

There’s nothing like success to make enemies. Here we have what may be the most successful Police Department in the world, under one of the best commissioners it’s ever seen, and what are several top candidates for mayor doing? Tripping over themselves in the race to hamstring the department for alleged violations of civil rights that really are no such thing.

The worst at the moment — only because she wields actual power — is City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, until recently the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination. Quinn is insisting on bringing to the floor a bill to create an inspector general to oversee the NYPD, meanwhile warning Commissioner Ray Kelly that if she were mayor and he didn’t reduce the incidence of stop, question and frisk, she’d fire him. We can’t see a self-respecting man like Kelly even taking the job after such a threat.

As for the bill itself, Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. of Astoria wisely tried to keep it from getting out of his Public Safety Committee, but Quinn’s using her power to move it forward.

That’s a mistake. Stop, question and frisk deters criminals from carrying weapons. Minorities are stopped more often mostly because more of them live in high-crime areas. The city saw a record low 418 homicides last year. Those are the facts. Deal.

Welcome to the discussion.

1 comment:

  • bad cops posted at 11:01 pm on Wed, Jul 3, 2013.

    bad cops Posts: 0

    THE REAL BAD, CORRUPT, LYING COPS AREN'T IN EAST NEW YORK OR THE SOUTH BRONX,

    THEY FLY UNDER THE RADAR IN LOW CRIME AREAS LIKE THE 111TH PCT IN BAYSIDE QUEENS.

    THEY ARE NOW STEALING GUNS FROM THE GUNS FOR CASH PROGRAMS,
    THEY MUST BE INVESTIGATED, THE 111TH PCT IS A COLLECTION OF VERY COMFORTABLE POLICE WITH NO OVER SITE.

    I HAVE THE PROOF!