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Mayoral Candidates Slam Bloomberg Over Fingerprint Comments

Mayoral Candidates Slam Bloomberg Over Fingerprint Comments

Comments Mayor Bloomberg made on WOR 710's "The John Gambling Show" Friday is causing an uproar among the mayoral candidates. Bloomberg told John Gambling, "what we really should have is fingerprinting to get in," when talking about ways to improve safety in NYC's public housing.

Since making those comments numerous mayoral candidates have come out blasting Bloomberg's suggestion.

Bill Thompson: "Just like stop-and-frisk, this is another direct act of treating minorities like criminals,” Thompson said in a statement. "Mayor Bloomberg wants to make New Yorkers feel like prisoners in their own homes."

Bill de Blasio: "The mayor's comments that New Yorkers who enter public housing should be fingerprinted is outrageous and insulting, and shows just how out of touch this administration has become," de Blasio said in a statement. "Mayor Bloomberg needs to apologize for these remarks."

According to the Wall Street Journal, both Thompson and de Blasio have suggested installing security cameras in public housing to try and improve safety.

Listen to Bloomberg's comments on WOR 710 below.

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