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New York, NY - Stop And Frisk Critics Start Voter Drive

Published on: May 6, 2013 07:33 PM
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New York, NY - Civil rights and community groups that joined forces to decry New York Police Department tactics now aim to become an electoral force. They hope to register thousands of voters concerned about the practice known as stop and frisk.

A coalition called Communities United for Police Reform announced the effort Monday.

The voter drive signals how a debate over stop and frisk is coalescing into a factor in city politics—especially this fall’s mayoral election.

The coalition won’t endorse candidates. But leaders hope showing that many voters object to the NYPD’s extensive use of stop and frisk will prompt the contenders to pledge changes, or at least make their positions clear.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg has vehemently defended the practice as a crime-fighting tool.

Candidates are split on the issue.


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 May 06, 2013 at 09:31 PM wsbrgh Says:

Stop and Frisk IS gun control. But some people would rather be KILLED BY THEIR OWN than stopped and frisked.

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 May 06, 2013 at 11:38 PM Liepa Says:

The only ones objecting to Stop and Frisk are crooks and criminals who are hindered by this!

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 May 07, 2013 at 02:31 PM yonasonw Says:

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Liepa Says:

The only ones objecting to Stop and Frisk are crooks and criminals who are hindered by this!

Yeah...how would you know?

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 May 07, 2013 at 02:32 PM Yonasonw Says:

Reply to #2  
Liepa Says:

The only ones objecting to Stop and Frisk are crooks and criminals who are hindered by this!

How would you guys like a forensic stop and frisk of business records, because of thi incidence of "abuse" among us?!

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 May 07, 2013 at 11:01 PM marcia Says:

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yonasonw Says:

Yeah...how would you know?

When was the last time U or SOMEONE U KNOW was stopped and frisked? Yeah, I didn't think so.....

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 May 07, 2013 at 11:03 PM Anonymous Says:

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Yonasonw Says:

How would you guys like a forensic stop and frisk of business records, because of thi incidence of "abuse" among us?!

Once Again....nothing to hide HERE...sounds like YOU have preconceived notions about US or is it justt YOUR OWN personal records u are worried about?

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