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SF Mayor Lee Pushes ‘Stop-And-Frisk’ Policy After Colorado Shooting

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Interim San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Interim San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. (SF Gov)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — San Francisco mayor Ed Lee said the Colorado theater shootings have made him more committed to implementing a police stop and frisk policy aimed at getting weapons off the streets.

Mayor Ed Lee’s consideration of stop and frisk, where officers stop and search suspicious people for weapons, has triggered an outcry from those who liken it to racial profiling.

Lee said he is committed to stop and frisk in light of Friday’s Aurora shootings and his trip to Philadelphia, which has implemented a stop and frisk policy.

Lee said he’s not considering any proposal that would violate constitutional rights.

But the mayor said San Francisco must get guns off the street.

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