Rocco Parascandola and John Lauinger
New York Daily News
March 11, 2010

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Two influential City Council members took dead aim at the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy on Wednesday, saying there is “serious concern” privacy rights are being violated.

In a letter to Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) and City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Queens) criticized the NYPD’s policy of saving personal information of people who are stopped and questioned but not charged with any wrongdoing.

Compiling such information in a database “raises significant privacy-right concerns and suggests that these innocent people are more likely to be targeted in future criminal investigations,” they wrote.

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