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Why New York mayor’s race could be big deal for American liberalism

Posted on 30 August 2013 by Community Voice NY

The new front-runner in the New York mayor’s race is Bill de Blasio, the most liberal major candidate in the field. If he wins, it could be a boost for the left nationally And de Blasio hasn’t hedged on his calls for greater restrictions on New York’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy, which allows cops to waylay anyone they think might be involved in serious criminal activity. “What de Blasio has done with great success has been to energize the activist base of the Democratic . >>> READ MORE ...

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Bill de Blasio: New York City needs to set up an inspector general’s office to oversee police policies

Posted on 19 March 2013 by admin

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s a renewed push for New York City to follow most other major cities and set up an inspector general’s office to oversee police policies like stop-and-frisk. But, election year politics could play a big role, WCBS 880′s Alex Silverman reported. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that what he called the overuse of stop-and-frisk should show that “the inspector general is an idea whose time has come in New York City.” “I think if we had an i . >>> READ MORE ...

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