New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly appear to be on the same page. Apparently, Bloomberg seems to think that minorities are "understopped" as well. New York City Council passed two bills created to remedy some of the problems caused by stop-and-frisk. One would place an inspector general inside of the NYPD; the other, known as the "racial profiling bill," would give residents the power to sue the police department blatantly profiling them.
But Bloomberg wants to veto both of them. "The racial profiling bill is just so unworkable," he said, according to Capital New York. "Nobody racially profiles." He added that now is not the time to have a "social experiment," especially with the city's murder rate decreasing:
There is this business, there's one newspaper and one news service, they just keep saying, 'Oh it's a disproportionate percentage of a particular ethnic group,'" he went on. "That may be, but it's not a disproportionate percentage of those who witnesses and victims describe as committing the murder. In that case, incidentally, I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little.
He might want to check the numbers.
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