Politics NYPD Commissioner Bratton Slams Ted Cruz Over Call to Patrol 'Muslim Neighborhoods'

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    New York City's police commissioner slammed Ted Cruz Saturday for suggesting police step up patrols of "Muslim neighborhoods" after the terror attacks in Brussels, and accused the Republican presidential hopeful of exploiting the tragedy.

    "We already patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods, the same way we patrol and secure other neighborhoods," Commissioner William Bratton wrote in an op-ed in the New York Daily News. "But no, we do not single out any populace, black, white, yellow or brown for selective enforcement."

    We do not 'patrol and secure' neighborhoods based on selective enforcement because of race or religion, nor will we use the police and an occupying force to intimidate a populace or a religion to appease the provocative chatter of politicians seeking to exploit fear," Bratton continued.
    Bratton, along with President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Council on American-Islamic Relations all condemned Cruz' proposal shortly after he made it Tuesday.

    Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich also pushed back on the proposal, saying the effort would add "more polarization" and "create divisions" in the U.S. Donald Trump, in an interview on CNN on Tuesday night, said he supports Cruz's plan "100 percent."

    "It is standard law enforcement — it is good law enforcement to focus on where threats are emanating from, and anywhere where there is a locust of radicalization, where there is an expending presence of radical Islamic terrorism," Cruz expanded to reporters on Tuesday evening in Manhattan.

    Bratton said that "it is clear from his comments that Sen. Cruz knows absolutely nothing about counterterrorism in New York City."

    "We have in this city, without a doubt, the most effective and extensive counterterrorism capacity of any city in this country and virtually any city in the world," Bratton said.

    Twenty terror plots have been foiled by the NYPD since the 9/11 attacks, according to the department.

    "We police our city not by campaign slogans or inflammatory rhetoric, but by an old piece of parchment called the U.S. Constitution and another called the Bill of Rights," Bratton wrote. "Ted Cruz and others seem to be willing to sideline these principles because what they stand for shifts with the tide of the campaign and the shrillness of the name-calling."

    The Cruz campaign responded Saturday:

    "Ted Cruz will never allow political correctness to drive decisions about our security. Innocent, peaceful Americans, no matter their faith, deserve to live in safe neighborhoods; that is what law enforcement exists to do, and that includes preventing radical Islamic terror cells from taking root in them. The police should have every tool available to follow leads and take action against those who would do us harm. That is what Cruz is calling for and it is the basic responsibility of our elected leaders — to prioritize the safety of our citizens."

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    You got any games, Howard?
     
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    Ted Cruz is trying to be edgy like Trump but he fails miserably at it.
     
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    I'd bet they watch muslim neighborhoods and mosques closer than anything else. They just don't want Ted Cruz telling them how to do their job.
     
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    Poor Cheating Cruz.

    They finally realized that Trump's popularity is based on his Mexican/Moslem rhetoric.

    But every time he tries to out do him, he just gets Trumped (see what I did there).
     
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    You would hope so, but I don't know. Bratton is the same genius who, when he was here in L.A., decided that our cops could have semiautomatic handguns but not metal flashlights. :facepalm:



    How's this for retarded PC logic. We've stopped muslims trying to blow up our city 20 times since 9/11. That's how we know that muslims pose no threat that would require any extra vigilance on our part. :uhammer:
     
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    Police chief is just repeating what he was told to say. Poor guy isn't allowed to say the truth.

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    There's like 2 Muslim neighborhoods in the entire country Dearborn, MI and Paterson, NJ both are already heavily policed and have surveillance.

    What the fuck else do these ignorant Warhawks on the far-right want?
     
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    I never understand why this pic is supposed to be an insult? What am i missing? Something wrong with dancing in the street with blacks?
     
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    Its just a funny ass picture.

    Diblasio is killing new york city by pandering to the race card players. No more stop and frisk. Doesn't support his police. There is a reason for this...


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    I do agree that the pic is funny as hell, i just thought i was missing something.
     
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    They're doing their "de Blasio smackdown" dance. It's a fucking embarrassment. And Bill "crumbcake face" Bratton allowed the mayor to seat Al Sharpton at his side inside City Hall at a press conference after the Eric Garner incident as if he had as much influence as the Police Commissioner. I have 0.0 respect for any of them.
     
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    Although i must say if you are an American citizen and you support freedom you should be ashamed of yourself for supporting stop and frisk. I cant think of a more UN-American policy.
     
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    He's killing NYC yet it's population and economy are both exploding. Bloomberg deserves the credit but de blasio hasn't done anything besides be a D
     
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    homeland security checkpoints 100 miles inland
    civil forfeiture

    i'm not some anti-gov't nut (not the cliven bundy type--nor the smelly hippie type)

    but maybe we've gone too far sometimes--sometimes I think this


    I just hide in the basement and try to avoid eye contact
    so far so good
     
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    Meh. Police Commissioners are political appointees...they mostly have to parrot whatever their political masters say. This guy's boss is Diblasio. Hence I'm sure he has to say douchey shit all the time.

    If you want to know what the true temperature of the force is you have to ask the rank an file. The fact that they turn their backs on Diblasio on a regular basis speaks volumes.
     
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    Yep. 10 bucks says if he was still working for Giuliani he never would've said this
     
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