Kristin Davis, Libertarian, Entrepreneur, businesswoman, former Hedge Fund VP, also former Manhattan Madam was convicted in 2008 of one count of promoting prostitution in the 3rd degree and served four months in Rikers Island, also forfeiting all of her assets. Davis ran for Governor of NY 2010 as a protest candidate on a Libertarian platform of marijuana legalization, gay marriage equality, casino gambling and decriminalization of prostitution.
Kristen is now contemplating a run for NYC Mayor on the Libertarian party ticket:
Given the resentment the overbearing ‘Stop and Frisk’ law should be generating among NYC residents and the sound libertarian principles she has promoted in her previous run for Governor, she should make some inroads.CAN WE VOTE AGAINST STOP & FRISK?
While I commend Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly for their efforts to make the NYPD Stop & Frisk Policy less intrusive and racist- it is not an issue that can be fixed.
The NYPD Stop & Frisk Policy, which allows for an NYPD Officer to "Stop & Frisk" an individual, without just cause, is unconstitutional. It violates our 4th amendment rights, which are designed to protect us from unreasonable searches, and require a warrant, issued by a court of law, supported by probable cause.
I, personally, have been the victim of the NYPD Stop & Frisk Policy. A few months ago I was "stopped" outside of the airport and searched. I have no idea why I was stopped. I was going about my business. While I was not doing anything illegal - I cannot tell you how scary it is as a convicted felon to be detained by the police on any matter. I spent four months in the hell-hole of Rikers Island and even the sight of a Police Officer sends shivers down my spine.
The only way to "fix" this policy - is to get rid of it. Unfortunately, City Council President and 2013 Mayoral Race Frontrunner, Christine Quinn, supports the NYPD Stop & Frisk Policy.
In 2013, if Christine Quinn wins the Democratic Nomination for Mayor of NYC, the unconstitutional and racist NYPD Stop & Frisk Policy will continue. Those who oppose stop and frisk will have no voice.
If this happens, I will seriously considering entering the Mayor's race as the Libertarian Party Candidate so the voters have a choice and can cast a vote against this outrageous policy. Based on the fact that I successfully collected the 22,000 signatures required to get on the ballot as a protest candidate for Governor, I am confident I could get on the mayoral ballot.
Kristin’s website is Libertarian Lady.