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Ifill on Hardball with Gov. Pataki: "A landmark day for civil rights advocates"

Monday, August 12, 2013

Sherrilyn Ifill appeared on Hardball with Gov. Pataki. They discussed A.G. Holder's speech on sentencing reform, as well as the landmark Stop-and-Frisk ruling which declared the NYPD's tactics violate rights.

"The reality is that crime began to go down in New York in the 1990s, when David Dinkins was mayor, before we implemented Stop-and-Frisk. And all over the country, crime has been going down. We're at these astonishingly low rates of crime and the question is, can we now begin to correct some of the excesses like Stop-and-Frisk?"