NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly Hit With Race-Baiting Claims
Local black politicians slam commissioner's comments.
NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly ignited a back-and-forth yesterday with local minority politicians after he criticized them for not demonstrating against the growing gun violence in the city this summer, according to the New York Daily News.
Kelly also slammed those local leaders who rail against stop-and-frisk policies.
“There doesn’t seem to be any major community response,” Kelly told the New York Daily News.
“Many of them will speak out about stop-and-frisk” but are “shockingly silent when it comes to the level of violence right in their own communities,” he told the New York Daily News.
In the last week, 77 people were shot in New York City, including a 3-year-old in Brooklyn.
“We have not had a demonstration about this 3-year-old child,” Kelly told the New York Daily News. “We've had demonstrations about virtually every other issue in this city, except the level of violence.”
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The commissioner's remarks drew the ire of City Councilman Jumaane Williams.
Williams said the commissioner has not been paying attention and that stop and frisk has proven to stop nothing.
“Unfortunately, the mayor and the commissioner have been deaf,” Williams told the New York Daily News. “Maybe he'd like to come with me when I go to the families of the victims just hours after they’ve lost a son and see just how silent I am."