Council members seek to modify stop-and-frisk policy, but can they?

Briefing: Ray Kelly. (Azi Paybarah via flickr)
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City Council members are introducing a package of legislation to restrain the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy. The Village Voice's Graham Rayman has a rundown of the bills and is skeptical the policies would work, let alone stand up in court.

One requires that officers leave a business card with people they stop and frisk. Another requires written consent before they search anyone. Another would have NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly disclose when he deviates from his own administrative judges in disciplinary matters.

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Palin says the fact Romney had to fight so hard is proof he still has trouble with some Republicans. [Jim Rutenberg]

Rep. Hochul's comment that the federal government was "not looking to the Constitution" regarding birth-control policy is a gift to conservatives. [Jerry Zremski]

John Liu

"NYC Comptroller reconsidering political bid." [Larry Neumeister and Samantha Gross]

A campaign spokesman said the idea of Liu resigning from office was "ridiculous." [Emily Anne Epstein]

Asked about running for mayor or re-election, Liu said "I"m going to out what exactly happened and figure out how to move forward." Also, his campaign is paying Hou's legal fees. [Bruce Golding, Sally Goldenberg and Carl Campanile]

"I'm hopeful that this does not involve him," Carl McCall said of Liu. [Michael Howard Saul]

Liu needs to leave office, says one tabloid editorial board, because it's not credible that he was unaware of Hou's activities. [New York Post]

Another tabloid says "he was either cloudless" or "in on it." [Daily News]

Redistricting

"I hope they don't send me a plan that requires me to veto and they think they're then going to come back with a better plan," Cuomo said. [Legislative Gazette]

9/11

"[T]here was some residual material following incineration" of remains of 9/11 victims from Ground Zero and Pennsylvania. And a Defense Department contractor "was disposing of it in a landfill," in Virginia, a Pentagon report revealed. [M. Alex Johnson]

NYPD

The AP said they're not "passing judgement" on the NYPD, and The Times editorial board has, so far, been oddly silent on the issue. [Michael Calderone]  

Bills being introduced today would require that officers leave a business card with people they stop and frisk. [Graham Rayman]

Events

6 p.m. NY-13 Democratic candidate Mark Murphy has a fund-raiser one block south of the Ferry. [Mark Murphy]

6:30 p.m. U.F.T. President Michael Mulgrew and a number of Queens Democrats have a town hall meeting at P.S. 69 in Jackson Heights. [Councilman Danny Dromm]

7 p.m. A CD-5 candidate launches his campaign at a bar called Off the Rails, in Manhattan. [Ben Kallos]

Tomorrow: The chairperson of the Assembly Education Committee, is kicking off her re-election at 6 p.m. at Dazies . [Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan]

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Brian Williams calls it "a sickening story" in intruding this report about dumping 9/11 "human remains" in a landfill. [MSNBC]

"Ban franking in New York State!" said Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal. [ShannonAyalaNews] 479138_384186884926730_100000062668290_1559517_1097453770_o

With Rev. Jesse Jackson in Albany. [Assemblyman Marcos Crespo]

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Sunset over the Highline. [Corey Johnson]