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AUG 28, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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NY says stop-frisk is down; mayor cites crime drop

NEW YORK (AP) — A steep drop in police stop and frisks reflects plummeting crime rates and shows the controversial tactic has worked, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday, but critics said the decrease in stops proved just the reverse. While Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly have warned that crime could shoot up if courts or lawmakers curbed the use of stop and frisk, "the latest numbers demonstrate an opposite pattern: as street stops plummeted, the murder rate fell," NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman said in a statement. Asked whether the recent drop in stops ... Read More

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