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Politics Tangle Effort To Create NYPD Inspector General

The intense jockeying around the proposed law to create an NYPD inspector general continues, even after New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced on Tuesday afternoon that she had reached a "broad agreement" with its sponsors. The inspector general would have oversight of controversial police practices like stop-and-frisk.

After Quinn's announcement, a spokesman for New York City Public Advocate -- and Quinn mayoral foe -- Bill de Blasio said his "line in the sand" from a press conference Tuesday morning still stood.

De Blasio had warned Tuesday morning that the inspector general must not be watered down to please law enforcement critics.

"We have seen this movie before -- assurances that reform is on the way, only to see the Council substitute a half-measure for true change. This time must be different," he said.

Source: Huffington Post. Read full article. (link)

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  • Brian from Texas||

    Why are the NYPD so able to get away with the stormtrooper tactics they employ?

    Two words: GUN CONTROL

    Erode the right to keep and bear arms and all other rights and liberties erode with it.