Here in New York City we have a very effective program called “Stop and Frisk.” Legally, “Stop and Frisk” is the situation in which a police officer who is suspicious of an individual detains the person and runs his hands lightly over the suspect’s outer garments to determine if the person is carrying a concealed weapon.
I wish it wasn’t necessary but if we didn’t have it, New York City would quickly fall victim to the many criminals and gangs in the city to say nothing of terrorists. No matter what you think of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, he has supported and empowered Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. Together they have kept New York City safe. Their policy works!
Eric Holder has now stepped in and has asked the courts to “monitor” them.
Eric Holder is dangerous to our nation. He is not only a liar but he has no idea of how to keep us safe. This case helps illustrate that. He is giving Ray Kelly the same treatment he gave Sheriff Arpaio.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has filed a brief seeking a federal monitor in case “Stop and Frisk” is found unconstitutional by the New York City federal judge considering the case – Shira Scheindlin. Holder is not only unsupportive of good police work, he is extremely insulting to the Mayor and the Police Commissioner.
He is also sending a message to Scheindlin – he has her back and wants her to decide in favor of the policy being unconstitutional. It’s a strike across the bow.
The Muslim community has been relentlessly complaining about the policy.
New York is obviously a prime target for radical jihadists and there are many threats from the New York Muslim community since 9/11. The police are not afraid to go into Muslim communities like they are in the UK and it has kept crime down.
Ray Kelly has kept New York City safe by tracking down and stopping assaults before they happen. He deserves accolades for his tireless work.
Holder is also concerned about the gangs who are being frisked and put in jail for carrying illegally because many or most of the members are minorities.
Holder is so worried about imaginary bigotry that he is willing to risk our lives and force us to live in a sewer. He doesn’t have a clue.
New York City Representative Peter King had a few choice words:
“It’s a disgrace,” Rep. Pete King was saying Thursday. “Ray Kelly has taken more guns off the street in his time as commissioner than any background check ever could. Kelly also happens to have done it with respect to civil rights, despite what his critics want you to believe.
“Eric Holder needs to do a better job running the Justice Department before he starts worrying about Ray Kelly,” King said. “It would be one thing if crime were out of control in New York. Except the opposite is the case. There is no other police force on this planet doing the job that Kelly’s is doing.
“If Holder wants to meddle, go to some other city where people are afraid to walk down the street and leave New York alone. You keep hearing about how the NYPD is targeting minorities because of stop-and-frisk. What not enough people want to talk about is that nobody has done more to save the lives of minority kids than Ray Kelly has. Now Holder has the nerve to go after him? Why, to appeal to editorial writers?”
“Holder basically says to (Scheindlin), you go this way with your decision and don’t worry, I’ll jump in,” King said. “It’s his way of encouraging a verdict.”
Holder did not give Bloomberg or Kelly a hearing over this. He doesn’t care what they think. The fix is in.
Wouldn’t it be nice if Holder just did his own job and stopped lying instead of insulting a successful Mayor and an outstanding Police Commissioner? The DOJ who knows nothing about anything thinks he can do Ray Kelly’s job better than Ray Kelly does it. Holder is a disgrace and he is incompetent!
Full story at NY Daily News