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  •  Personally, I don't think Liu is being realistic (5+ / 0-)

    about stop & frisk.  I'm most definitely against the practice (being a potential target of it myself) but I truly think that this city has been captured by the 1% who think it's a perfectly valid program.  It will take time to phase it out and get cooperation from "some" members of the NYPD. (FWIW, I don't think all law enforcement officials here are on board with S&F).

    (side note:  I saw some of the debate for Public Advocate and thought it was sort of a freak show.  Squadron came off the best, IMO).

    •  Squadron was my state senator (2+ / 0-)
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      I did not like him at all on education and his support for charter schools.   Others have strong opinions on his flip flop on allowing luxury housing in Brooklyn Bridge Park. I don't know much about that issue. When he launched his successful challenge to Marty Connor he ran on education and received the support of many of my fellow public school parents. They ended up very disappointed.

      I'm just speculating but I think the Albany cesspool might have become a bit much for him plus he has a young family so he might want to be closer to home.  

      I wonder who would replace Squadron?  I had heard the most likely Sheldon Silver would have the most influence on this so it might be something constituents in the Brooklyn part of the district want to be cognizant of.

    •  I know Squadron and Tish (0+ / 0-)

      Tish is my choice. She is the only one of the lot who I think will really be a Public Advocate rather than using it a do-nothing stepping stone to higher office as everyone since Green tried to do (not to say Green and Tish aren't using it as a stepping stone, just that they want to use it EFFECTIVELY as a stepping stone). Squadron is solidly a Bloomberg Democrat, though probably more liberal at heart than Quinn (another Bloomberg Dem). Squadron is smart and has some good ideas, but leans much too corporate and is too into the whole privatization model. Tish is a more old-school liberal activist and is, in my mind, better suited to be a Public Advocate which has the specific role of trying to be a check and balance on the mayor. If we have Quinn or de Blasio, Squadron will pretty much be of the same style and ideas, so not at all a check or balance. Tish would provide the balance. If we had Liu or Albanese maybe Squadron would be more of a balance to their liberal approach. Thompson is probably best balanced by Tish but I am not sure.

      Just to be clear, Squadron is a good person and I have had great discussions with him and have seen him do good things for people for no gain for himself. I just think he has bought too much into the Bloomberg model of governing a city.

      FREEDOM ISN'T FREE: That's why we pay taxes. NYC's Progressive/Reform Blog

      by mole333 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 09:44:05 AM PDT

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