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Today's Stories: City Council Votes on Stop-And-Frisk, Budget

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Changes are in store for the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk practices after the City Council secured veto-proof support for two controversial reform bills overnight, during which they alsoapproved a $70 billion budget and saved paid sick day legislation from a mayoral veto. All 51 members of the Council convened for a three-hour voting session at 11:26 p.m. The night's debate focused on the two bills would institute an independent inspector general for the Police Department and expand the city's ban on racial profiling aimed at decreasing what advocates say is a disproportionate number of young black and Latino men being stopped and frisked."If you have never been black, Muslim or Asian in the city of New York," Williams asked of the bill's detractors, "please listen to us."

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