NY PostBill Bratton takes tough questions from African-American leaders
By Stephanie Smith
April 4, 2014 | 4:07am
NY Police Commissioner Bill Bratton heard concerns from several African-American leaders about stop-and-frisk and racial profiling Tuesday night at a reception hosted by Citibank global banking head Ray McGuire and his wife, author Crystal McCrary, at their home.
Rev. Al Sharpton, Gayle King, Maurice Dubois, National Urban League President Marc Morial and Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson all lobbed questions at the Commish, which sources told us Bratton digested “earnestly” and “in good stride.”
Mom-of-two King shared with Bratton: “All black parents have had the conversation with their sons about being stopped by the police and how they have to manage the police’s potential biases of them.”
Dyson pointed out the disparity in arrests of “urban youth with roaches in their pockets” versus privileged college kids with ‘Breaking Bad’ meth labs in their dorm rooms.”
We’re told Bratton acknowledged the issues, saying the police “can’t arrest” their way out of the problems.