7:49 am Feb. 22, 2012
Kate Taylor at the Times writes about a new coalition that is vowing to make it "impossible to run for citywide office ... without taking a position on stop-and-frisk."
Nearly all the mayoral candidates have taken positions on the issue, saying the policy needs to be modified, but not eliminated.
In the story, a director of the group said that, like the Democratic mayoral aspirants who have criticized the policy, they're not seeking an end to stop-and-frisk practice, but a fairer application of it.
But on the group's web site, under a banner called "The Solution," they say "We are calling on the New York City Council to pass legislation ending 'stop and frisk' and other flawed 'broken windows' type policies, ensuring respect for New Yorkers' rights, and far more vigorous oversight of the NYPD."
A conservative Times columnist says Santorum's "zeal exceeds his prudence" but that his candidacy might suggest a path that a more electable pro-life populist could follow in the future, much as Reagan ultimately followed Goldwater." [Ross Douthat]
An editorial page sees Quinn's opposition to "eminently reasonable" eligibility requirements at homeless shelters as the latest sign she'd open up city coffers to people seeking handouts. [New York Post]
A publisher and mayoral candidate proposed keeping the $7.25 minimum wage for people aged 16 to 22 and having a $9 minimum wage for older employees. [Tom Allon]
In a warning not just to mayoral candidates, but to city comptroller and public advocate candidates as well, the leader of the new Communities United for Police Reform, vowed, "We will make it impossible to run for citywide office in New York City without taking a position on stop-and-frisk." [Kate Taylor]
The group's solution: "We are calling on the New York City Council to pass legislation ending “stop and frisk” and other flawed “broken-windows” type policies." [ChangetheNYPD.org]
Unlike Bloomberg, Yale, Columbia, New York University, Buffalo University and City College have objected to the NYPD monitoring the activity of Muslim students at their schools. Bloomberg and an NYPD spokesman repeatedly declined to say if the monitoring was ongoing. [Al Baker and Kate Taylor]
Bloomberg went directly after the Yale University president. [David Seifman]
Bloomberg's attempt to steer the conversation away from the NYPD allegations by talking about a whitewater rafting trip he took with his daughter was "odd." [Reuven Blau and Tina Moore]
Convention center planners and hotel officials have doubts about Cuomo's plan to replace the Javits Center with a larger facility located an hour away from Times Square, which could require hundreds of millions of dollars in highway and transit improvements. [Charles Bagli]
A judge ruled the town of Dryden can ban fracking within its borders, potentially empowering a pre-emptive revolt by towns who may want to ban the practice while the state is still studying whether to permit it. [Mirey Navarro]
Roanne L. Mann is the magistrate judge named by a federal panel to help draw legislative districts in New York. [New York Times]
Anthony Crowell, counselor to the mayor, takes the podium. [Spencer Tucker]
"Blast from the past: Fernando Ferrer and crew." [Clark Pena]