(Jen Chung) Perhaps to keep the rumor mill churning with chatter he's angling to become the new Secretary of Homeland Security, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has an op-ed in today's Wall Street Journal defending stop-and-frisk—and spying on Muslims (even outside of NYC). He takes his stop-and-frisk critics head on, claiming, "Racial profiling is a disingenuous charge at best and an incendiary one at worst, particularly in the wake of the tragic death of Trayvon Martin. The effect is to obscure the rock-solid legal and constitutional foundation underpinning the police department's tactics and the painstaking analysis that determines how we employ them."

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