Post Comment Preview Comment
To reply to a Comment: Click "Reply" at the bottom of the comment; after being approved your comment will appear directly underneath the comment you replied to.
View All
Favorites
Recency  | 
Popularity
Page:  « First  ‹ Previous  1 2 3 4 5  Next ›  Last »  (5 total)
photo
Anybodyseenthepopos
אני כלום בלעדיהם
03:10 AM on 07/18/2013
Well said Hakeem. Keep fightin`!
This user has chosen to opt out of the Badges program
photo
Heracles
Man,you shoulda seen em kicking Edgar Allan Poe
03:05 AM on 07/18/2013
Remember the last NY cop, Guliani's buddy, that wanted to head up Homeland Security? Ended up in the joint.
This user has chosen to opt out of the Badges program
photo
PeterNPaul
I know you have missed me.
04:05 AM on 07/18/2013
Oh the one that "found" the passport on the street after 9/11 that somehow survived? Bernard Kerik.
This user has chosen to opt out of the Badges program
photo
Heracles
Man,you shoulda seen em kicking Edgar Allan Poe
02:30 PM on 07/18/2013
Bingo!! (stay cool)
photo
HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
realpolitic
Obama does care!
02:57 AM on 07/18/2013
It seems similar policies led to the Watt's riots of the 1960's.  Then if blacks were outside certain neighborhoods police would stop to ask them were they were going.  According to Wikipedia, "Chief Parker, who coined the term Thin Blue line, made it a policy for officers to make sure they engaged as many young black teens and pre-teens as possible. His philosophy was to establish a presence and dominance while they were still young and let them know who was boss." It was de-humanizing then and is now.  As said, the policy only results in an arrest 10% of the time. It undoubtedly antagonizes those in the inner-city to police where cooperation is most needed. Crime in New York is way down and the policy does seem excessive, especially where people of color are mostly targeted by police for suspicion.
04:15 AM on 07/18/2013
Abuse breeds rebellion. Always has and always will. You might coerce compliance in the short term, but not cooperation, which is truly anti-crime, and requires the community to see police as their protectors not their overseers.
photo
HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
realpolitic
Obama does care!
04:31 AM on 07/18/2013
Well said!
photo
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
CassidyK
02:38 AM on 07/18/2013
What's the problem?
It's just a few more rights surrendered for safety isn't it?
You all want to be safe don't you?
Stop and Frisk isn't REALLY profiling is it?
These are just the sacrifices Obama spoke of and you all know he only wants what's best for everyone, right?
This man must be a closet Republican, right?
01:53 AM on 07/18/2013
THANK YOU!!!
photo
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
bklynnupe
01:52 AM on 07/18/2013
Nupe is absolutely right!
01:35 AM on 07/18/2013
Good for Jeffries. However,
"He should get credit, as the mayor should, for the continued decline in crime, but these violations of civil rights and civil liberties that he's presided over, both as it relates to the Muslim surveillance program and the stop and frisk program cannot be excused."

research should be done regarding these "facts" he states. Are the crime rates down? Are they down as a result of either and/or both programs?
05:58 AM on 07/18/2013
"Are the crime rates down? Are they down as a result of either and/or both programs? "
The consideration of logical questions often improves the analysis.
Perhaps someone will supply the answers.
What do YOU say, watsonkb?
01:28 AM on 07/18/2013
Good for Mr. Jeffries. I was astounded whem I heard that Commissioner Kelly, a supreme leader in the movement to say FU to the Constititution was being considered for the post. But, on second thought, I was naive. He would be perfect for Homeland Security, which is a bigger threat to our freedoms than those from which they theoretically protect us
01:21 AM on 07/18/2013
I agree with Congressman Jeffries, regarding Mike Bloomberg and Ray Kelly's anti-Constitutional 'stop & frisk' program in New York City. The racially biased program is illegal on its face. Black individuals are subjected to stops and frisk by NYPD members without probable cause in huge numbers with little effect in reducing the crime rate citywide. Can you imagine the stop & frisk program being directed at Jews, Italians, and Irish Catholics without probable cause in NYC? I say no. No self-respecting ethnic group in NYC would allow cheap politicians to gain political points by abusing the rights of many - and call it fighting crime effectively.

From: NY 8th-CD
This user has chosen to opt out of the Badges program
photo
Jesusocialist
Practice safe sects...abstain from religion.
01:11 AM on 07/18/2013
I'm disappointed that the Democratic establishment is not as angry about stop and frisk as they were about "papers please".
photo
LadyZora
Loitering in the progressive echo-chamber
01:03 AM on 07/18/2013
We have to get real about this "profiling" conversation.

The truth is that each and every one of us profiles and gets profiled every day. Depending on the context it is not always negative, but we do it because it is IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO!

The reason it's impossible not to is because in the face of any new stimuli, including coming into contact with a person, the ONLY frame of reference that we have to assess the situation is what is familiar to us. And, what is familiar to us is based on facts of reality and perceptions from Hollywood.

We are inherently pre-tuned to profile. We cannot help it. For worse and for better.
This user has chosen to opt out of the Badges program
photo
Jesusocialist
Practice safe sects...abstain from religion.
01:09 AM on 07/18/2013
Human nature and institutional profiling are very different things. Ray Kelly has said that he wants stop & frisk to instill a fear in Blacks and Latinos that they may be stopped by police every time they leave their home.

We are in NO WAY inherently tuned to do that. We can help it. If it simply a matter of human nature than stop and frisk would be law everywhere on Earth.
01:13 AM on 07/18/2013
You where doing good till the Hollywood thing.
photo
LadyZora
Loitering in the progressive echo-chamber
01:19 AM on 07/18/2013
Yeah, I wasn't sure about that myself, but with the way kids bury their brains these days in movies, TV, video games and the like, I thought an argument could be made that these made up things might in some ways blend with the real things.
photo
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
David Furritus
I'm not here to justify your labels
12:54 AM on 07/18/2013
Interesting. Someone from his own party is standing against Obama? Strange days, indeed....
photo
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
614banker
Please proceed Governor...
01:03 AM on 07/18/2013
The strange thing is you're noticing this one as the first Dem disagreeing with the President. Unlike the Cons, Dems do not engage in group think/mentality.
photo
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
David Furritus
I'm not here to justify your labels
01:05 AM on 07/18/2013
That is comforting. For the most part I have seen votes down party lines, but even when they had their "Super-majority" from 2009-2011, they still had infighting to get things done.

I admire this guy for standing up to the President.
photo
HUFFPOST SUPER USER
CassidyK
02:44 AM on 07/18/2013
The Chicago Machine?
Congressional Black Caucus?
NAACP?
The Michael Madigan puppets of Springfield Illinois?
This user has chosen to opt out of the Badges program
photo
Yorksgal
The Golden Rule Rules
12:53 AM on 07/18/2013
Rep. Jeffries is correct. Ray Kelly would be a disaster as head of Homeland Security.
This user has chosen to opt out of the Badges program
photo
12:51 AM on 07/18/2013
This is one nomination that I think the democrats should filibuster!
12:49 AM on 07/18/2013
he's right. the last thing we need is another tyrant running the show.