Meet the Press   |  July 28, 2013

'Stop and frisk' policy: Is it racial profiling?

NYC mayoral candidate Christine Quinn discusses her city's "stop and frisk" policy and its debatable constitutionality.

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>> one issue here that you haven't talked about that's not getting as much attention, that's the stop and frisk policy in new york that has been targeted by critic who is say it is racial profiling. you have raised constitutional questions about stop and frisk . and yet you still support it. why?

>> i think stop and frisk can be used in a way that keeps us safe, because i believe we can be the safest big city in america but can do it in a way that brings communities and people together. no arrests, no weapons brought in. that is over the line. that's pulling communities and police apart. that doesn't make us safer. that's why when i'm mayor you'll see the number of stops go down, we'll be focused on quality stops that keep us safe and that are done in a constitutional way, not just a rash to stop everyone. and that's what's happened, and that's been a danger as well because it rips people and police apart.

>> christine quinn , speaker, thank you very much for joining us this morning.

>> thank you.