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May 14th, 2012
08:30 AM ET

Rep. Peter King says Congress reps owe NYPD apology for slam on monitoring Muslims, says 'there is no racial profiling' by NYPD

In a heated exchange on "Starting Point," Rep. Peter King (R-NY) insists to "The New Yorker" Washington Correspondent Ryan Lizza that 'there is no racial profiling' by the New York Police Department.

Lizza asks King what his position is on racial profiling and if the NYPD should be above criticism. King says "there is no profiling. And that's the absolute nonsense that people like you and others are propagating."

Rep. King was on to explain why he was calling for an apology from Democratic members of Congress after slammed the NYPD for monitoring Muslims.

"I'm telling you there is no profiling," Rep. King insists. "You have no evidence of profiling at all. They use terms like profiling, spying, casually and cavalierly. And you don't know what you're talking about."

See more of the interview here.

Filed under: NYPD • Race • Racial profiling
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  1. Manny

    Either Pete is either mad or delusional with his rambling comments on NYPD's racial profiling allegations-yes Pete, I get it and most clear thinking persons get it. No law enforcement agency or county police force of any type will admit to it and will only say it's not their policy to discrminate-however, to say that it does go on among its ranks is ludicrious. In fact, I've worked with the NYPD-Hqrs-where presumingly the rank and file represented such policy; many were just like Pete-in private and out of the lights-yeah, they do have such racial sentiments and Pete should know better-'cause I'm sure he would be just as outspoken about racial profiling-only, he would be free to say what he's denied in public.

    May 14, 2012 at 9:08 am | Report abuse | Reply

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