NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams promotes 'stop and frisk' after latest shooting that wounded 2 officers

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  9 months ago  •  13 comments

By:   By Danielle Wallace

NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams promotes 'stop and frisk' after latest shooting that wounded 2 officers
"In fact, as American courts have affirmed over many years, stop, question and frisk is a perfectly legal, appropriate and constitutional tool, when used smartly, as opposed to indiscriminately against hundreds of thousands of young Black and Brown men, as it was for years in New York City," Adams wrote. "Not only that, but it is a necessary tool, whereby police approach someone who fits a witness description or otherwise appears to be carrying an illegal weapon."

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New York City  Mayor-elect Eric Adams reiterated support for "stop and frisk" in a new op-ed piece published Sunday reacting to last week’s Thanksgiving Eve shooting that wounded two  police officers

Adams, who will be the city’s second Black mayor, praised the "professional conduct" of NYPD officers Alejandra Jacobs and Robert Holmes in their handling of suspect Charlie Vasquez in the Bronx last week. Judging by the NYPD’s account, Adams said the officers handled the situation correctly – they approached the suspect matching a 911 caller’s description and asked him to show his hands. 

But Vasquez open fired. Shot in the arm, Jacobs returned fire, and then, "the threat was neutralized. One more gun off the street. One more blow against the bad guys," Adams wrote in an op-ed for the  New York Daily News.  "Yet there are some in our city who would say these officers should never have confronted Vasquez, that he never should have been stopped and questioned."

Adams rejected his opponents’ calls to "end stop and frisk forever," making the distinction in the op-ed that the tactic "stop, question and frisk" must be reinstated because it can actually help reduce crime "without infringing on personal liberties and human rights."
"In fact, as American courts have affirmed over many years, stop, question and frisk is a perfectly legal, appropriate and constitutional tool, when used smartly, as opposed to indiscriminately against hundreds of thousands of young Black and Brown men, as it was for years in New York City," Adams wrote. "Not only that, but it is a necessary tool, whereby police approach someone who fits a witness description or otherwise appears to be carrying an illegal weapon."

He continued: "The question was never whether stop, question and frisk should be allowed; it was how it should be done. Those who claimed it should be outlawed entirely reduced a nuanced issue to an either-or argument, and unwisely answered it with a blanket ban." 

Adams, who said he visited the officers at the hospital on Thursday, called for an end to "fighting from the extremes about public safety" and vowed to make solutions his "number one priority" in January. He also addressed arguments about stop, question and frisk, defund the police and bail reform.

"The question should not be whether or not police are allowed to confront suspects; it should be about how we train them," he said. "The question should not be whether we have police; it should be how we use them. The question should not be whether judges should have the ability to protect New Yorkers from violent offenders; it should be how we let them." 

At a press conference following the shooting, both NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea and a police union president, Pat Lynch, remarked about the lack of fear among criminals in the streets despite efforts to remove illegal guns. Vasquez, who was also wounded in the shooting, was charged Saturday with attempted murder and other weapons offenses.


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    9 months ago

Adams will have a tough road ahead of him. The NYPD is demoralized and Adams will have to prove to them that he has their back.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    9 months ago

all thanks to democrat and left laying city leadership.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @1.1    9 months ago

There is one thing I'll give Adams....He might be able to do what Sliwa wouldn't be allowed to. It may just take a democrat to fix the mess that another democrat caused.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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1.1.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    9 months ago

The problem is finding a democrat who is willing to against party lines and do what's right.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.3  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @1.1.2    9 months ago

We won't know for a while, but New Yorkers may have found the right man in Adams.

 
 
 
Hallux
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2  Hallux    9 months ago

If it is good for NY, it should be good for the rest of the nation.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @2    9 months ago

"Stop & Frisk?"

 
 
 
Hallux
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2.1.1  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1    9 months ago

I presume that is what this seed is about.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @2.1.1    9 months ago

In that case I'm all in. 

 
 
 
Hallux
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2.1.3  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.1.2    9 months ago

Great, it should be fun to watch it happen in Texas and several other states where the 2nd A. has been conflated with the 'Word'.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.4  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @2.1.3    9 months ago

How so?

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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2.1.5  Greg Jones  replied to  Hallux @2.1.3    9 months ago

Not really needed in the heartland...just progressive run big cities.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1.6  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Greg Jones @2.1.5    9 months ago

It wouldn't matter. "Stop & Frisk" is based on profiling & suspicious activity. For instance if it was used throughout Canada, we would probably find it mostly used in areas like Vancouver.

 
 

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