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New York, NY - NYPD Commissioner Kelly Calls Oversight Bills Misguided

Published on: June 27, 2013 12:39 PM
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FILE - New York City Police commissioner Raymond Kelly speaks to members of the media during a news conference in New York, July 20, 2012. ReutersFILE - New York City Police commissioner Raymond Kelly speaks to members of the media during a news conference in New York, July 20, 2012. Reuters

New York, NY - New York City’s police commissioner is calling the City Council’s move to impose new oversight on the department misguided.

The legislators voted early Thursday to create an outside watchdog for the police department. Lawmakers also voted to make it easier to bring racial profiling claims against the nation’s largest police force.

Both bills passed with enough votes to override expected vetoes from Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Thursday that the measures have the potential to increase crime and make officers’ jobs more difficult.

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He says he does not question the motives of the Council members who voted in favor of the bills.

Kelly says the ramifications of the legislation may not have been thought out.


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 Jun 27, 2013 at 01:35 PM enlightened-yid Says:

No organization likes outside monitoring and they always complain of harmful effect on their employees. But it's about time there was an independent monitoring of NYPD that has teeth. The CCRB and internal Affairs Bureau in the NYPD is not independent or powerful enough to monitor such an organization. Trust But Verify is an important principle that should be applied to all police departments and D.A. offices.

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 Jun 27, 2013 at 02:29 PM Liberty Says:

"New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Thursday that the measures have the potential to increase crime and make officers’ jobs more difficult."

Tough luck! This is democracy and we have rights, let the police work a little harder and stop drinking coffee and taking breaks.

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 Jun 27, 2013 at 03:40 PM Liepa Says:

This 'oversight' of the NYPD is in response to the 'stop and frisk' program that has had a very poisitive effect in fighting crime here in NYC.
For people who have nothing illegal to conceal the 'stop and frisk' program was a blessing, for the criminal element of society the program was a nuisance, to say the least.
Eliminating this valuable program or allowing racial profiling claims against the NYPD would only help the criminals roaming our streets!

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 Jun 27, 2013 at 06:16 PM The Finest Should Be Finer Says:

To #3-Liepa- It is so easy to judge people, when the shoe is on the other foot. However, if it was you, who were routinely detained, and frisked for no apparent reason, you would not like it one bit! Yet, you criticize others who complain about such atrocious treatment. Since the days of Det. Frank Serpico, in the early 1970's (when Serpico exposed widespread corruption), the NYCPD has been involved in continuous incidents of abuse of authority, excessive force, ethnic slurs, false arrests, and other violations of civil liberties. To date, the NYCPD has never published a study, which conclusively proves that there is a definitive correlation between the stop and frisk policy, and a decrease in violent criminal activity.

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 Jun 27, 2013 at 07:50 PM Facts1 Says:

Reply to #3  
Liepa Says:

This 'oversight' of the NYPD is in response to the 'stop and frisk' program that has had a very poisitive effect in fighting crime here in NYC.
For people who have nothing illegal to conceal the 'stop and frisk' program was a blessing, for the criminal element of society the program was a nuisance, to say the least.
Eliminating this valuable program or allowing racial profiling claims against the NYPD would only help the criminals roaming our streets!

This is not a police state!

Let them work harder to fight crime.

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 Jun 27, 2013 at 11:17 PM Liepa Says:

Reply to #5  
Facts1 Says:

This is not a police state!

Let them work harder to fight crime.

To #3 and #5, you like the idea of low crime in NYC and you certainly like the fact that you and yours aren't mugged and/or maimed by the criminal element here in NYC.

The 'stop & frisk' program has been proven to be pretty effective weapon in helping reduce crime by removing many individuals together with their concealed weapons off the streets of NY as well as drug dealers and more.

You can't have it both ways, either streets safe from criminals or criminals safe on the streets (with their weapons). I know what i'd choose, do you?

If you have nothing to hide, this is a small price to pay for safer streets.

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