Congressman calls for a federal monitor to oversee NYPD

Congressman calls for a federal monitor to oversee NYPD

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Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) during a Sunday afternoon press conference called to appoint a federal monitor to oversee the NYPD's stop and frisk program.

This comes after Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial comments made over the program during his weekly radio appearance on Friday.

Bloomberg said the stop and frisk program stopped too many Whites and not enough minorities and said the programs' demographics should only be proportionate to suspect descriptions.  

Rep. Jeffries, during the press conference in front 1 Police Plaza, said that constitutes racial profiling in communities of color.

"The only way to restore order and respect for the constitution is for the Justice Department to step in as a court appointed federal monitor to protect the civil rights of the Black and Latino community here in New York City," said Jeffries.

"I tried to make the point the other day, the numbers are the numbers and the numbers show that critics argue that minorities are targeted disproportionately, but if you look at the crime numbers that is just not true," said Mayor Bloomberg.

Bloomberg said that he could have made his point more clearly and added that this is a campaign season and some politicians are looking to capitalize on anything to create an issue rather than focusing on ideas to help the community.

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