Positive news continues out of New York City, where the city council is joining a federal judge in trying to rein in the NYPD’s Stop and Frisk program and bring it more in line with the Bill of Rights and less racially biased in it application. And they just overrode Mayor Bloomberg’s veto to do it.
The New York City Council has voted to pass bills that will create an outside watchdog for the nation’s biggest police department and make it easier for people to file profiling claims against it, overriding mayoral vetoes…
The racial profiling bill’s main sponsor Councilman Jumaane Williams became emotional as he cast his vote and spoke following the override.
“No one on this floor is anti-NYPD. We are anti policies that aren’t working,” he said…As WCBS 880′s Jim Smith reported, the override required 34 votes to pass. The inspector general measure was overridden with 39 votes. The bill expanding legal avenues for racial profiling victims secured the minimum 34 votes.
Bloomberg, of course, is throwing a fit over it and accusing the city council of making residents of the city less safe. Because if they don’t stop thousands of dark-skinned people every day for no good reason, PEOPLE WILL DIE! RUN, RUN AWAY!