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Quinn, De Blasio Talk Stop-And-Frisk On Campaign Trail

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The fallout from this week's decision that found that the New York City Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy violated the constitution continues to make waves on the campaign trail, this time between Christine Quinn and Bill de Blasio, who both went on the attack on Saturday. NY1's Courtney Gross filed the following report.

Christine Quinn and Bill de Blasio sprinted across the city on Saturday, but one was on the attack. The other was playing defense.

"Bill de Blasio is really good at pointing fingers and criticizing," Quinn said. "But has he passed one bill that has reformed stop-and-frisk? No."

"I think I have had a clear and consistent record on the changes we need to make, and I am the only candidate who believes in the package of reforms necessary: new police commissioner, racial profiling ban and an independent inspector general," de Blasio said.

In the latest poll, Quinn and de Blasio are running neck and neck.

As the potentially vulnerable frontrunner, Quinn threw the first punch.

"He hasn't passed one bill to create a good job. He hasn't passed one bill that will help our public schools, and not one bill that'll keep our city safe," she said.

"For Speaker Quinn, who has a fundamentally contradictory position on the stop-and-frisk issue, to throw stones, I think it's just an attempt by her to distract attention from what's obviously a mistake in position on her part," de Blasio said.

Quinn has said she would keep Ray Kelly as commissioner, but at the same time, she wants more oversight of the NYPD, including an independent inspector general.

Meanwhile, William Thompson, running third in most polls, decided to stay out of it, at least at an event in Jackson Heights.

"Others can bicker and try and be the anti-something. I'm pro-Bill Thompson. I'm pro-New York City," he said. "That's who I'm going to be."

Anthony Weiner, meanwhile, weighed on the web, releasing a video to his supporters.

"We are not a city that believes you have to bring down your rights and your dignity in order to bring down crime," Weiner said in the video.

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