New York City’s Only Black Candidate For Mayor: NYPD Has ‘Institutionalized Mr. Zimmerman’s Suspicion’ With ‘Stop and Frisk’
Bill Thompson, former New York City comptroller and rising candidate for mayor, spoke out against the New York Police Department’s controversial”stop and frisk” policy, one of the few times he’s discussed race, invoking George Zimmerman.
…on Sunday, Mr. Thompson arrived before a mostly black congregation in a storefront church and issued a fierce denunciation of the policies of the New York Police Department, saying they are drawn from the same racial suspicions that drove George Zimmerman to hunt down Trayvon Martin.
“Here in New York City, we have institutionalized Mr. Zimmerman’s suspicion with a policy that all but requires our police officers to treat young black and Latino men with suspicion, to stop them and frisk them because of the color of their skin,” Mr. Thompson said at the Abundant Life Church in the Prospect Heights section of Brooklyn.Click here for reuse options!
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