Council Synchronizing Vacations to Override Bloomberg’s NYPD Bill Veto

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 03: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg eats a dog at the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest weigh-in ceremony on July 3, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The annual hot dog eating event is expected to draw up to 40,000 fans on July 4, in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn.
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Mayor Bloomberg has said all along he would veto two City Council bills creating an NYPD inspector general and making it easier to sue for profiling, and on Tuesday, he did so, right in the middle of peak summer vacation season for council members who've promised to override the veto. The council has enough votes to override the veto, but barely, and Bloomberg has been on a behind-the-scenes campaign to turn at least one council member. Nobody has publicly changed their position on the issue, but if they miss the vote, that would have the same effect."That’s why we’ve been organizing everybody’s vacation schedule together," bill sponsor Jumaane Williams told the New York Times. The paper predicted the council vote will come shortly after the verdict in the current NYPD stop-and-frisk suit — and sometime before the end of beach season.