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Lhota said constant police training and community outreach are needed and added he doesn’t believe that many find stop-and-frisk over the top.
“The next leader of our city must bring the right kind of change. That doesn’t mean change from independent leadership to be a mayor beholden to special interest, that doesn’t mean change that tears down any of the improvements that might have happened and that doesn’t mean change that reverses the policies that have made us the safest large city in America,” Lhota said.
Republican nominee Joe Lhota said crime has been going up in the city over the past two months. But Democrat Bill de Blasio said Lhota’s numbers are skewed.
Law enforcement sources say they’ve already seen something of a trend on the street in that stop, question and frisk is fast becoming stop, watch and wait.
A judge has denied the Bloomberg administration’s request to stay changes ordered to the city’s controversial stop, question and frisk policy.
Have the city council and the courts handcuffed the NYPD by ruling and voting to curtail the police tactic known as “stop and frisk,?” That will take years to answer, but by then…we’ll…listen up.
The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association filed motions Thursday in Manhattan federal court on behalf of four police unions, and the Sergeant’s Benevolent Association filed separately.
A federal judge on Wednesday appointed the head of a nonprofit center for justice policy research to organize public meetings to ensure the city’s stop-and-frisk policy is carried out constitutionally.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is suing to try to block a law that would make it easier to sue the NYPD over stop and frisks or other actions people claimed were discriminatory.
In filing papers against the city’s push to continue the stop-and-frisk program during an appeal of a riling against it, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn might have painted herself as a target.
She said that on Tuesday, she’ll to file a legal declaration with the federal court, hoping to block Bloomberg’s effort to put on hold a judge’s recommended reforms to stop-and-frisk, including a federal monitor.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly defends the use of stop-and-frisk as a crime-fighting tool even as new data shows that the number of stops in New York City over recent months fell to levels not seen in nearly 10 years.
The data showed that from April through June, police conducted 58,000 stops, compared to 99,780 during the first quarter of 2013.
The city says it is “highly concerned by ramifications of” judge’s decision.
Bill Thompson, the only black candidate in the race, spent Tuesday morning campaigning outside the Grand Army Plaza subway station.