March 30, 2012 12:00 AM
WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond reports
On his weekly radio show, Bloomberg said he believes the stop-and-frisk program is lowering the city’s crime rate, but conceded it could be applied more effectively.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says every situation is different.
“This is situation driven. It depends on what conditions officers encounter on the street,” he told WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond.
Kelly says he’s not considering changes to the program.
“I think the effectiveness of the program is shown in the fact that under the Bloomberg decade, we’ve had a 51 percent decrease in murders in the city,” he said.
Civil liberties advocates have denounced the program as racist and often unnecessary "
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