Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Vallone wants to curtail stop-and-frisk

From NY1:

A Queens councilman is pushing for more privacy protection in the New York City Police Department's Stop and Frisk program.

Councilman Peter Vallone says it's wrong for police to maintain a database of people who were stopped and questioned, but not arrested or issued a summons.

Vallone, who heads the City Council's Public Safety Committee, has been exchanging letters with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly for the past few months.

Vallone says he supports the overall Stop and Frisk policy, but he thinks it's unfair for those who are stopped and let go to find their names held in a database for years. The councilman says the names should be systematically deleted after a certain period of time.

According to the New York Daily News, Kelly has no intention of removing the more than 500,000 names from the database -- and that a lawsuit required the NYPD to maintain the database.


Anonymous said...

The whole sqf thing has been prverted.The powers that be feel that they need tangible way to determine how much work a cop does.If a precinct goes 2 weeks without a robbery is the cop doing his job? It's all about numbers!Remember the old "quality of life" slogan?Its now about quantity.

Anonymous said...

Do they find illegal guns and weapons when they do this? Yes? I guess it gets my vote.

Anonymous said...

Probably .05% of the time.

Anonymous said...

Naw, its a photo of Vallone looking at all the undeveloped space that have somehow excaped six story barracks in his community knowing that daddy will give him a good whuppin when he gets home.

Anonymous said...

Actually, that is a photo of the immigration form that lists his family's arrival 100 years ago.

They have a photo in his office.

Unknown said...

Stop and Frisk is an important tool in curtailing crime. Saying that it only stops crime .05% of the time is like saying car stops only lead to weapon or drug findings .05% of the time... should we stop doing car stops as well then?

Anonymous said...

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. If they didn’t keep records, then he would be taking the position that there is no “accountability” and the cops are “out of control...”

Anyway, I think it kinda protects the “civilian” and the “cop”….

"Buffalo" Bill