New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner on Saturday criticized the NYPD stop-and-frisk program during an appearance at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s headquarters in Harlem.
Weiner, a former U.S. congressman, said police have to make sure they are not targeting young black and Hispanic men because of their race.
Every year, police officers briefly detain and question hundreds of thousands of innocent New Yorkers in an attempt to find weapons or drugs.
Weiner said there is “virtually zero” chance his own toddler son will be stopped by police when he is 17 years old.
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