Starting stories with hyperbole and strawmen is distracting. The mayor has been saying that stop and frisk “saves lives” and he did compare the NYCLU to the NRA, but I haven’t heard him assert that the main purpose of the controversial policy is to get guns off New York’s streets. If he did say such a thing, a link would be a nice citation. If WNYC is interpreting his “saving lives” statement, a link would help clarify their view.
Lessons here: 1) newsrooms don’t always get it 100% right; 2) always be linking; 3) watch out for straw men.