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NYPD Warns Against Bill That “Will Ban Cops from Identifying a Suspect’s Age, Gender and Color”

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On June 20, 2013 @ 10:46 am In The Point | 17 Comments

Fortunately in our modern enlightened age we know that age, gender and color have nothing to do with crime and allowing cops to use irrelevant factors like that to try and find suspects is just bigoted.

Cops might as well wear blindfolds if the City Council passes a bill that would let them use little more than the color of a suspect’s clothing in descriptions — or risk being sued for profiling

Union President Roy Richter — who is seen in the ad wearing a blindfold in Times Square — told The Post the bill is dangerous because “it will ban cops from identifying a suspect’s age, gender, color or disability.

“When we have wanted suspects and patterns of crimes, those are very important descriptive terms to let officers know who to look for.”

The ad warns that if cops transmit a description of a suspect that goes beyond the color of his or her clothing, they could be sued for racial profiling if the proposal becomes law.

The bill’s sponsor, Jumaane Williams (D-Brooklyn), and Speaker Christine Quinn are going to bypass normal committee process and bring the measure directly to a vote.

Quinn is the Democratic frontrunner for Mayor. So this is a taste of what a Quinn administration would look like.


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