NEW YORK, NY(TIP): New York City Comptroller John Liu took exception to Mayor Bloomberg’s June 28 statement on stop and frisk. Mayor Bloomberg said it could be argued that the Police Department stops white people too many times and non-whites too little. The comments – made one day after the City Council passed two bills to rein in the controversial police tactic – touched off a firestorm of criticism.
\In a statement released to the media, Liu said, “Mayor Bloomberg has once again demonstrated how far out of touch he is with the majority of New Yorkers. His most recent comments on stopand- frisk from this morning are insensitive, outrageous, and just plain weird. He just doesn’t get it. He needs to realize that stop-and-frisk must be ended not mended.”