New York City Safety Act - Unbelievable!

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    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    City Council on wrong track with bill to forbid cops from describing suspects

    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.

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    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.
  2. Shunpike

    Shunpike Well-Known Member

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    I support this 100%

    Better safe than sorry.
  3. Supercowboy1986

    Supercowboy1986 Well-Known Member

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    I am torn on this. I say this because I have been in this position several times during my life where I met a "description" of a suspect the police were looking for and even once being falsely arrested(was never charged because I wasn't the person they were looking for and was released). I was furious when it happened to me and as much as I wouldn't want anyone to go through what I went through I am not certain that removing an officer's discretion is a good idea.
  4. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    way too political a topic for me to wade into
  5. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    So if a 6'7" white male walks into a store and mows down 20 innocent people (let's say children) befor fleeing on foot, the cops are not allowed to say on the radio "be on the lookout for an very tall, armed white male" wearing blah, blah, blah who was seen fleeing the crime scene on foot at the corner of x and x?

    They can only say "tall" and have to stop all genders and races?

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    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, I think that's it.

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