Mayoral candidate says New York police racist

Bill Thompson criticises 'stop-and-frisk' policy, saying black and Latino men are singled out.

    New York City is preparing to vote for a new mayor, and one of the candidates is stirring controversy.
     
    Bill Thompson says Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was killed because he was black – and that the same bias exists in the New York Police Department.
     
    Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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