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Demonstrators Call On City To Drop Stop-And-Frisk Appeal

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Demonstrators rallied at City Hall Wednesday to renew calls for Mayor Michael Bloomberg to end the appeal of stop-and-frisk.

They said that with Bill de Blasio's Election Day victory, New Yorkers have shown that they don't support the police tactic.

"Make no mistake about it, this election rested on stop, question and frisk and how the mayor abused that policy, and yesterday, the election was a repudiation of the way they used that policy," said City Councilman Jumaane Williams of Brooklyn.

Mayor-elect de Blasio pledged to end stop-and-frisk during his campaign.

In his victory speech Tuesday night, he said that public safety is important for the city, but so is respect for civil liberties.

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