Ending stop and frisk a bad idea
Aug 28, 2013 | 5166 views | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

Federal Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that the city's policy of stop and frisk is racial discrimination and unconstitutional. Well I believe, like Mayor Michael Bloomberg, that to stop this policy will make us all unsafe.

Furthermore, I would like to applaud the NYPD under Commissioner Ray Kelly for keeping us safe, but there are those who wish to handcuff our diligent police officers from doing their job by taking away a vital tool.

As Mayor Bloomberg pointed out, in 1990 the City of New York had more than six murders a day; now we have an average of one. If murder rates had stayed the same, more than 7,300 who are alive today would be dead.

Stop and frisk under Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Kelly has worked and saved lives. In the end, I feel more guns will enter our communities and the criminals will rule our streets.


Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.

Glen Oaks Village

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