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NYC mayor staunchly defends police policies

Brainstrained Wrote: May 01, 2013 9:41 AM
Mental Patient. Y'all better stop with those 64 oz. 'Slurpees' or else!

NEW YORK (AP) — In a pugnacious defense of what he called a police force bombarded by politics, Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out Tuesday at critics of the New York Police Department's stop and frisk practice and surveillance programs.

"The NYPD is under attack," the mayor said in a speech that lauded the department for lower crime rates, raised the specter of terrorism and excoriated supporters of legislation that would rein in stop and frisk. He also was critical of mayoral candidates, the media and legal groups that have sued over the practice.

"Stop playing politics with public safety. Look at what's happened...

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