Could de Blasio's NYPD Problem Cost the City the Democratic Convention?

When police have taken a starring role at the parties' quadrennial festivals, things have not gone well.

New York City mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and a group of newly-elected mayors from across the country speak to the media outside of the West Wing of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Bill de Blasio is on the hunt for "beautiful faces ;)." New York’s Mayor is behind the bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, in Brooklyn, and a staffer from his Community Affairs Unit has sent out a call for “everyday New Yorkers,” in their motley, swaggering glory, to star in a pitch video. 

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