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Anthony Weiner weighs in on stop-and-frisk, likes Kelly

Anthony Weiner would keep Ray Kelly, he says, but not as Police Commissioner.

Anthony Weiner. Credit: Getty Images Anthony Weiner. Credit: Getty Images

In an interview with CBS New York, mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner said if elected, he "would not abolish" stop-and-frisk, the NYPD practice that some say unjustly targets young men of color.


"If someone is acting suspiciously and we think they're gonna commit a crime, a police officer should be able to stop them," Weiner said.


"But if you're a cop who's stopped people and they haven't done anything wrong, you're a bad cop and you should be fired," he added.


Weiner also revealed he's a fan of NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, though Kelly would not be able to keep his current job if Weiner wins the mayoral election.


"I think it's time for some change at the top," Weiner said. "But I like Ray Kelly and I think he's a talented guy. So, if he's willing to take another job in my administration, I might offer it to him."



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