If you believe Giuliani era tactics have no place in NYC today, why would you appoint their inventor? By all indications, including a 2001 op ed and his work under Dinkins, Ray Kelley is both more moderate and sensitive. Looks like de Blasio s position on policing was, as expected, pure cynicism.
Just remember, just because stop and Frisk were rarely recorded until 2008 doesn’t mean they weren’t happening. Just ask a cop. The rate, if anything, was higher.
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