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Future Point of Contention?

Posted 7/30/21

During a press conference calling for the Federal Judge overseeing the NYPD stop-and-frisk-case settlement to give community activists a say in the program, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams told reporters that based on Eric Adams's testimony during the 2013 trial, he believed he would be "in support of everything we're doing."

But while Mr. Adams, then a Brooklyn State Senator, criticized the department for turning stops into a quota item, to the detriment of black and Latino residents, he has never objected to the tactic when carried out lawfully. And the rise in gun violence here since the start of last year suggests that while far too many stops were conducted a decade ago, perhaps too few are currently being done.

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