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Scheiber, Noam
May 2005
New Republic;5/16/2005, Vol. 232 Issue 18, p6
Comments on Fernando Ferrer, a Democratic candidate in the New York mayoral primary, and his remark about the shooting of Amadou Diallo in 1999 by four police officers. Background on the former Bronx borough president who said the Diallo killing was not a crime; Reaction of civil rights activists to Ferrer's statement, especially since he had previously pushed for an indictment of the police involved; Author's view that Ferrer is playing by the rules of practical politics and should not suffer politically for his inconsistency; Ferrer's career highlights and political strategy.


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