Tags: nyc | mayor | deblasio | stop | fisk

NY's de Blasio Would Drop Stop-and-Frisk Appeal as Mayor

Friday, 01 Nov 2013 03:47 PM

 

Bill de Blasio, the leading candidate to become the next New York City mayor, plans to drop the city's legal challenge to sweeping court-ordered reforms to its police stop-and-frisk program, a person close to the campaign said on Friday.

On Thursday, a U.S. appeals court ruled that the judge who found the police tactic unconstitutional had "ran afoul" of the judicial code of conduct and froze her ruling from taking effect.

The ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was at least a temporary victory for Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city's police department. The city has argued that stopping and frisking suspicious people has led to a steep decline in crime.

The ruling did not address the merits of the case and was instead a rebuke of U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin, who ruled two months ago the tactic amounted to "indirect racial profiling" that resulted in the disproportionate and discriminatory stopping of blacks and Hispanics.

The judges faulted Scheindlin for failing to appear impartial in public statements and media interviews in which she answered critics of her ruling.

On Friday, the De Blasio campaign declined to address specific questions about what his strategy will be if he is elected mayor on Nov. 5, as is widely expected, and assumes leadership of City Hall in January.

"Bill de Blasio has made it abundantly clear that on day one as mayor he will work to end the overuse and misuse of stop and frisk," said Eric Koch, a spokesman for the Democratic candidate, in a statement. "The stop-and-frisk-era has eroded the trust and relationship between communities and police officers, making it harder for cops to do their jobs and keep neighborhoods safe."

Recent polls have de Blasio leading his Republican opponent Joe Lhota 68 to 23 percent.

© 2015 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Army Officer: Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, WH Wants It Kept Quiet

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 23:06 PM

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion, but the White House is trying to keep the story under wraps, a  . . .

Indiana Gov. Pence to Launch News Website

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 23:03 PM

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican, is poised to launch a state-run news website that he says will break news stories . . .

Snowstorm Threatens to Paralyze Northeast for Days

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 18:12 PM

Tens of millions of people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearso . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved