NYCLU Sues NYPD Over Arrest for Filming Stop-and-Frisk

The New York Civil Liberties Union today filed a federal lawsuit challenging the NYPD’s unlawful arrest of a Brooklyn woman for recording a stop-and-frisk encounter in her Brooklyn neighborhood.

NYCLU: NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Panel is PR, Not Reform

In a story in The Wall Street Journal, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) has announced the creation of an advisory panel with 12 hand-picked representatives from the community as its response to the groundswell of opposition that has emerged against the Department’s unlawful and discriminatory stop-and-frisk program, a move dismissed by the leadership […]

NYCLU Finds NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Practices Ineffective & Racist

The New York Civil Liberties Union today released an analysis of new NYPD data that provides a detailed picture of the Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program, including new insights on the program’s stark racial disparities and its ineffectiveness in recovering illegal firearms.

NYCLU Analysis Reveals Bloomberg NYPD Street Stops Soar 600%

NYCLU Analysis Reveals NYPD Street Stops Soar 600% Over Course of Bloomberg Administration @nyclu #frisk #nypd #bloomberg

NYCLU: New Stop-and-Frisk Numbers Shows NYPD Targets Innocent Minorities

 The NYPD is on track to stop and interrogate a record number of totally innocent New Yorkers in 2011, according to police reports analyzed by the New York Civil Liberties Union. During the first half of 2011, police made more than 317,000 stops of completely innocent New Yorkers – the overwhelming majority of whom were […]

Philly Green Party Opposes Stop-and-Frisk

The Green Party has a history of opposition to stop-and-frisk. Under the heading “Racial Discrimination,” the Green Party national platform says, “We condemn the practice of racial profiling by law enforcement agencies, which are guilty of stopping motorists, harassing individuals, or using unwarranted violence against suspects with no other justification than race or ethnic background.” […]

NYPD Stopped and Frisked Record Number of Innocent People during First Quarter of 2011

The NYPD stopped and interrogated more than 161,000 completely innocent New Yorkers in the first quarter of 2011, the highest number over a three-month period since the Police Department began reporting data on its troubling stop-and-frisk program. About 88 percent of the 183,326 stop-and-frisk encounters recorded from January through March resulted in neither an arrest […]

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