By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 04:40 PM EST
The NAACP released the following statement in response to New York City Mayor de Balsio’s decision to drop the lawsuit against the Community Safety Act filed under the Bloomberg administration.
From Hazel N. Dukes, President of the NAACP New York State Conference:
“This is a victory for the people of New York City and confirmation of Mayor de Blasio’s commitment to ending racial profiling by the NYPD,” stated New York NAACP President Hazel N. Dukes. “The lawsuit was an unnecessary obstacle seeking to preserve a broken system and we commend the Mayor for removing it from the city’s path to reform.”