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And I tell people I'm in charge of children, children I haven't even met yet.
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And I'm now on the board of the Coalition for the Homeless, and there are a few things I'd like to see done differently.
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And we arrived there on Friday morning, went first to an AIDS hospital. That's always a very good thing to do. I'm particularly interested in that.
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And, as a matter of fact, I am the chairman of the Amadou Diallo Foundation.
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As a matter of fact, even when I finished law school, I had no notion of public service then.
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But I make the observation that no one of us would do things exactly alike.
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But the courts have dismissed the lawsuits against me and Lee Brown.
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Children are amazing, and while I go to places like Princeton and Harvard and Yale, and of course I teach at Columbia, NYU, and that's nice and I love students, but the most fun of all are the real little ones, the young ones.
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I finished law school in '56, but I was working two jobs.
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I have a sterling record of supporting the Jewish community and the state of Israel.
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I haven't committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law.
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I love children, and most of my involvement now has to do with children or youth programs.
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I went downtown as a lawyer and then I worked in a liquor store at night, as I had done all through law school. And so when I got to the point where I could give up the night job, I joined the political club.
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I went to Israel when the missiles were falling there.
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I'm confident that, were I mayor, I would do some things differently than he has. But I think there's a world of difference between him and his immediate predecessor.
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In 1975 I was among a group of blacks who formed the Black Americans in Support of Israel Committee.
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Just like Al Sharpton has some influence, presumably your humble servant has some influence in the African American community.
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Koch never, ever gets blamed for crime.
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My mother came here to New York. She and my grandmother were domestics, cooking, cleaning for other people.
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Robert Moses left a legacy. To be sure, we would not have had the kinds of development that we had, had he not behaved as he did.
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So it's a mistake for someone to think that they bailed New York out. They did assist us, for which we are grateful, but it's a mistake to say we bailed New York out by giving them a grant of money to help those poor people who throw it away on welfare.
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Some of us claim that New York City is the capital of the country, indeed the capital of the world. Now, that may be a bit much for those who don't come from New York, but clearly we are an important city for reasons of our cultural advantages.
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The art and culture that is New York, communications, finance, all these things help make up New York. The rest of the country should be happy that we are what we are.
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The people really are what make New York City great.
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There is no point in me worrying about what Bloomberg or Badillo will do.
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This is about these particular candidates in this particular year. That's what motivates me.
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Today, certain people file for bankruptcy, businesses and individuals, and it no longer has the stigma it once had. Now it's almost considered wise, a way to regroup and come back again.
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We borrowed money, it helped us with bonds and what not, and the Federal Government backed it, but it was a guarantee, it was not a grant. And we not only paid it off, but we paid it off ahead of time.
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We have not always agreed, but I have said repeatedly and publicly many times that Al Sharpton has never counseled violence, but he gets blamed for a whole lot of that.
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Well, I have not been a participant nor a witness of Mayor Bloomberg in press conferences. I really can't intelligently comment on that.
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Well, I know one thing, that thanks to Lee Brown and Ray Kelly - Lee did a good job with our Safe Streets, Safe City program.
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Well, I think I am a very, very lucky person. I'm very fortunate.
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Well, I was about six or seven, and my mother and father separated.
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Well, I'm not sure, but of one thing I am certain: History judges one differently than contemporary observers, and so I think that as time passes, I hope that not me personally so much, but our administration will be seen for some of the things that we accomplished.
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Well, my response to that is I've never endorsed a candidate for mayor who was not a Democrat other than John Lindsay, and I just leave it at that.
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When rioting after the beating of Rodney King happened all over the country, we did not have rioting in New York City.
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You can't twist Al Sharpton's arm.
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