Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito is outraged at the high percentage of arrests resulting from stop 'n' frisks in East Harlem, telling the Daily News, "The majority of the [arrests] are for low-level summons. It's an unnecessary infringement on people's rights." Oh sure, you say that now, but what about when Bad Old Days return? NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said, "Critics want it both ways: Criticize cops if there are 'too few' summonses and arrests associated with stops and criticize cops if there are 'too many.'" When the summons level is just right, we'll move on to criticizing your porridge.
NYPD: Make Up Your Mind About Stop 'n' Frisks!
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