City Council on wrong track with bill to forbid cops from describing suspects NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, April 28, 2013, 4:00 AM The upside of boss rule in the City Council is that the speaker can keep really bad bills from ever coming to a vote — as Christine Quinn has proven time and again over the past seven-plus years. Now, running for mayor, she has uncharacteristically given the go-ahead to a real stinker called the Community Safety Act. She says she will vote against the measure (good for her) while it likely passes (terrible for the city). The misbegotten legislation would bar cops from relying “to any degree” on a vertigo-inducing array of descriptors as the “determinative factor” in stopping, questioning or arresting people suspected of criminality. The forbidden descriptors include race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, immigration or citizenship status, disability (including HIV status) or occupation. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/chasing-cops-criminals-article-1.1328756#ixzz2WgeyUmeR ------------------------------------------ How in the world would this be considered a good idea? I have no idea but apparently, this has a very good chance of passing. I'm dumbfounded.