The Supreme Court handed down the decision on June 26, 2013 to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act which entitles legally married gay couples to claim the same federal benefits as do straight couples.
Tim Schultze: No, Rudy. You didn't call it "stop-and-frisk." You called it "broken window," where you authorized officers to use a broken taillight or possible cellphone use while driving to stop and tear apart the car to check for drugs and weapons, or to stop the pedestrian and frisk him for drugs or weapons. It was official under your administration, Rudy. But nice of you to be a usual Republican about it and lie and obfuscate, trying to avoid the responsibility of starting an unconstitutional tactic. "Stop-and-frisk" tactics are as old as policing itself. But it has been a central law enforcement tool in New York since the 1990?s, when you, Rudy, initiated it, and the police adopted your ?broken window? approach, clamping down on minor crime and emphasizing preventive measures against lawbreaking. New York has experienced a dramatic reduction in crime. But there is no conclusive proof that widespread use of "stop-and-frisk" itself drove down crime. Crime fell in many cities, including those that did not adopt the approach. There is no dispute that minorities are disproportionately singled out by either your "broken window" or "stop-and-frisk" tactics, Rudy. Blacks and Hispanics make up a little more than half of NYC?s population but about 85 percent of the people stopped. Supporters of the program argue that minority men are disproportionately represented among offenders as well. But analyses dating back more than a decade have shown that it is not so simple. A report by the legal scholar Jeffrey #$%$an found that blacks and Latinos were more likely to be stopped at police discretion, not just in high-crime, high-minority areas, but in districts where crime is minimal and populations are mixed. It didn't work when you called it "broken window" Rudy. It didn't work when it is now called "stop-and-frisk" under Bloomberg. It's racist. That's why Trump likes it.... especially since it's unconstitutional.