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July 23rd, 2013
08:47 PM ET

"Racial profiling" or "Saving lives"? NYPD Commissioner defends "Stop & Frisk"

Racial profiling - it's why, some say, George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin.

It's also what some say the New York City police department does every day through its "stop and frisk" policy - a policy which allows police to stop, question and pat down people they believe could be carrying weapons or drugs.

This policy is being challenged in the courts, and the statistics are interesting:

  • 85% of those stopped in 2011 in New York City were black and Hispanic
  • Those same groups made up just half of the city's population

Today, police commissioner Ray Kelly defended his department in an op-ed writing, quote:

"Accusations of racial profiling ignore the fact that violent crime overwhelmingly occurs in minority neighborhoods."

Was George Zimmerman guilty of anything more than what the NYPD does every day?

OutFront: New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.


Filed under: Trayvon Martin • Zimmerman Case
July 23rd, 2013
08:36 PM ET

Size to blame in Texas roller coaster death?

At a Six Flags in Texas on Friday, 52-year-old Rosy Esparza slipped out of her seat on the fourteen-story roller coaster while it was in motion and fell to her death.

The park says it is still investigating the cause of the accident, but some are saying the passenger's weight may have played a role.

Ed Lavandera is OutFront with the latest.


Filed under: News • OutFront Investigation
July 23rd, 2013
08:28 PM ET

Will & Kate bring new prince home: "We're still working on a name"

What's your reaction to the royal baby news? Share your views on iReport.

The world got its first glimpse of the royal baby Tuesday as Prince William and Duchess Catherine stepped out of St. Mary's Hospital to a throng of reporters waiting to see the newest member of the royal family.

After just a few minutes, the happy couple went back inside and returned with the unnamed baby in a car seat.

Prince William snapped his car seat into a Range Rover and drove back to Kensington Palace himself. Quite an ordinary departure for an extraordinary couple.

Outfront: Katie Nicholl, our royal commentator and a royal columnist for the Mail on Sunday.


Filed under: International • Royal Baby
July 23rd, 2013
08:06 PM ET

Weiner admits to sexting after resignation

New York City mayoral candidate and former New York Representative Anthony Weiner with his wife Huma Abedin at his side went before cameras to address allegations that appeared on the website thedirty.com.

It reports Weiner used the anonymous screen name Carlos Danger to send raunchy messages and photos to a 22-year-old young woman for six months.

"Some of these things happened before my resignation, some happened after," Weiner said.

In a provocative move, Abedin made brief remarks supporting him.

"What I want to say is I love him, I have forgiven him, I believe in him, and as I have said from the beginning, we are moving forward," said Abedin, a top adviser to Hillary Clinton.

OutFront: CNN Contributors Dean Obeidallah and John Avlon and Dr. Jeff Gardere a Clinical Psychologist.


Filed under: Anthony Weiner • News • Politics
July 23rd, 2013
08:00 PM ET

Huma Abedin defends Weiner: "I love him. I forgive him."

Huma Abedin, the wife of New York City mayoral candidate and former Representative Anthony Weiner, has long been a quiet force in politics.

Her role in her husband's campaign isn't her first outing in the very public political spotlight.

Erin Burnett looks at her personal life and career.


Filed under: Anthony Weiner • News • Politics
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