4:55 pm Apr. 20, 2012
When city lawmakers complained about the high number of black and Latino men being stopped and frisked by the NYPD, Commissioner Ray Kelly said he hadn't heard anyone come up with an alternative strategy for how to keep people safe.
This morning, he got one.
In an op-ed in the Times, a Yale Law professor and a third-year student described a technique called "focused deterrence" which, when applied in Boston and a city in North Carolina, worked to dramatic effect. Instead of conducting widespread stops, "police built strong relationships with residents," identified the small number of lawbreakers, and focused on them.
"The city’s most significant drug market vanished overnight, and it has not come back," professor James Forman Jr. and Trevor Stutz wrote, referring to the city of HIgh Point. "Violent crime has fallen by half."
Newt Gingrich stokes the Clinton-Cuomo rivalry. [Liz Benjamin]
Martin O'Malley is happy to be mentioned in the company of Hillary Clinton and Andrew Cuomo. [Linda Feldmann]
George Pataki sounds like he regrets not running. [Colin Campbell]
The corrections officers' union endorsed Liz Crowley. [Celeste Katz]
After allegations of improper fund-raising, Rep. Michael Grimm raised less money than before. [Alison Gendar]
The corrections officers' union also endorsed Adriano Espaillat. [Celeste Katz]
A large livery cab group may not back Espaillat. [Juan Manuel Benitez]
Flashback: The head of the corrections officers' union donated to Espaillat. [Capital]
A well-funded non-profit that spent money promoting Cuomo's agenda missed a deadline for declaring where its funds came from. [Michael Gormley]
Ray Kelly's anti-terrorism work was praised by Obama's top counterterrorism adviser. [Associated Press]
First Amendment Rights Area
A map, courtesy of the National Park Service. [John Del Signore]
Christine Quinn and Marissa Shorenstein help promote a "startup job fair" with companies like Boxee, Spotify, ZocDoc, Tumblr and AppNexus. [NYconvergence]
Weiner and Abedin. [Perez Hilton]