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San Francisco - Mayor Abandons Stop And Frisk

Published on: August 7, 2012 08:48 PM
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Activist Theo Ellington voices his opposition to a proposed stop-and-frisk policy outside of city hall, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)<br />
Activist Theo Ellington voices his opposition to a proposed stop-and-frisk policy outside of city hall, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

San Francisco - San Francisco’s mayor has abandoned a police stop and frisk proposal designed to get weapons off the streets.

There was an outcry after Mayor Ed Lee told the San Francisco Chronicle ( HTTP://BIT.LY/NZAEZI ) in June that he was considering stop and frisk, which involves officers stopping and searching suspicious people for weapons.

Stop and frisk is popular in New York City, but critics liken it to racial profiling.

The mayor now says he will instead rely on targeted police enforcement, crime-tracking software and increased involvement by ministers to combat the gun violence.

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Lee is announcing details of his alternative plan on Tuesday at Bayview’s Calvary Hill Community Church.


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 Aug 08, 2012 at 09:02 AM Goldberg Says:

What else did you expect from a liberal city like SF? When their crime rate climbs like it did in Chicago don't say I didn't tell you so.

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