Monday, August 19, 2013

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly Rips Stop & Frisk Ruling

The New York Post reports on NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly making the rounds of TV shows and criticising the court ruling on the stop & frisk policy.
WASHINGTON — Police Commissioner Ray Kelly yesterday took to national TV to give a roaring defense of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy, saying a court ruling blocking it threatened to keep police from “saving lives.”

“What we’re doing — and what we’re trying to do — is save lives,” he said on ABC’s “This Week.” “Things are going right here in New York. And this decision certainly has the potential of overturning it.”  

The top cop hit three talk shows yesterday to defend stop-and-frisk after a federal judge last week declared the tactic unconstitutional.

The city is appealing Manhattan Judge Shira Scheindlin’s ruling that denounced the policy as “racial profiling” in poor black and Hispanic neighborhoods.

But Kelly credited the practice with helping slash violent crime.

“The losers in this, if this case is allowed to stand, are people who live in minority communities,” he said on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” noting 97 percent of city shooting victims are black or Hispanic.

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