New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly criticized the federal government, saying officials should have been more up front about the surveillance program they were running before a contractor with the National Security Agency, Edward Snowden, leaked details about it.
"One of the mayoral candidates is campaigning on the idea that he's going to do away with stop-question-and-frisk. He's out of his mind," said Bratton. "Quite clearly he knows nothing about stop-question-and-frisk. Stop-question-and-frisk is constitutionally protected by the Supreme Court in Terry vs Ohio."(1)
amNew York's front page declares "Mike vs. The Feds." That's a reference to the mayor's response to U.S. Attorney Eric Holder's motion to support an independent monitor to oversee the NYPD if a federal judge rules against the police department's stop-and-frisk tactics.
A spokesman for the NYCCFB told me neither Kelly, nor anyone on his behalf, have so far submitted paperwork to the Board about a Kelly candidacy, as of this afternoon.
"Far as I know he doesn't have any interest in running for mayor, but this is a very good manager," said Mayor Michael Bloomberg today of Ray Kelly, his police commissioner.
A few notes about the poll showing "Ray Kelly Can Win" [Azi Paybarah]
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn won't talk about retroactive pay-raises, or the "non-controllable costs" in Mayor Michael Bloomberg's budget. [Dana Rubinstein]
While her rivals debated education, Quinn shook hands with rain-soaked voters in Brooklyn. [Reid Pillifant]
Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway released a poll saying NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly could win the mayor's race, if he decided to run.
A reader emails to report having received a phone call tonight about a poll that included questions about police commissioner Ray Kelly as a mayoral candidate. According to the reader, the questions came from a firm identifying itself as Opinion Access.(1)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly informed the media today that while overall hate crimes have fallen this year, the city has seen a "significant increase" in anti-gay hate crimes.
This past weekend, for the first time I can recall, mayoral candidate appeared at a forum organized by Muslim and Arab groups. It took place at N.Y.U. on Sunday and lasted more than an hour.
Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway told reporters he thinks the city's response to Hurricane Sandy was "pretty tremendous across the board." [Dana Rubinstein]
Senator Kirsten Gllibrand isn't running for president in 2016, but plans on supporting Hillary Clinton. [Reid Pillifant]
Gillibrand makes a motherly case for background checks. [Reid Pillifant]
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio released a video attacking City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for her support of NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. [Azi Paybarah]
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said New York doesn't need more police officers. [Dana Rubinstein]
Rep. Jose Serrano, and his son, State Senator Jose Serrano Jr., endorsed Bill Thompson for mayor, citing his positivity and record. [Dana Rubinstein]
A conservative magazine lumped Senatr Schumer in with Senator Marco Rubio, and not in a good way. [Redi Pillifant]
New York Democrats advertise the fact that Republicans here are having a fund-raiser with Ted Cruz. [Reid Pillifant]
Mayor Michael Bloomberg today challenged the notion, endorsed by some of this year's mayoral candidates, that New York City needs more police officers.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said, "I just don't believe stops at 700,000 are happening in a constitutionally sound way."