A rare victory against humiliation by police in NYC.
The New York City Council voted Thursday to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s vetoes on two bills that are designed to rein in the New York Police Department’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy, marking yet another blow to the mayor in the waning days of his tenure at City Hall.
Stopping and searching without compelling probable cause needs to stop. If that means hiring more police or using smarter and less invasive tactics, then so be it. Police can’t keep humiliating innocent people and targeting the “wrong” racial groups, which effectively criminalizes Blacks and Hispanics.