Post Tagged with: "stop-and-frisk"

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NYCLU: Stop-and-Frisk is Down but Racial Disparities Persist

Black, Latino, New York, Police March 15, 2019 at 7:42 pm

According to a NYCLU analysis, stop-and-frisk reports by the NYPD are way down in New York City, but they continue to disproportionately affect Black and Latino men, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Ale Murphy, an activist from the Upper West Side, holds a sign equating "Broken Windows" policing with the death of Eric Garner, who was arrested for selling loose cigarettes. Murphy was among the protesters outside the office of the Manhattan Institute yesterday, where some taped red hands with the names of people killed by the NYPD to the door. (Photo by Caroline Lewis for Voices of NY)

Report: NYPD Continues to Discriminate Against Minorities

African American, Criminal Justice, Latino July 24, 2018 at 8:26 pm

A report by the Police Reform Organizing Project denounces ongoing abusive and discriminatory practices by the NYPD, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

At the community forum in East Flatbush, a police officer joins community resident in a discussion group. (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

Exploring NYPD-Community Relations

Brooklyn, Communities, Police, Queens December 7, 2016 at 4:59 pm

Community-NYPD forums to explore stop-and-frisk and other police activities in various communities are being held by the court-mandated NYC Joint Remedial Process (JRP). Ditmas Park Corner and Times Ledger reported on two recent meetings.

The launching of the Our Communities, Our Solutions initiative, on the steps of City Hall. (Photo by Camille Padilla-Dalmau via El Diario)

Stop-and-Frisk Victims Will Have a Say in Police Reform

African American, Latino, New York, Police November 7, 2016 at 4:30 pm

The city is holding a series of community forums where the community affected by the policing tactic will be able to voice their opinions, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Columnist Nathan Riley of Gay City News says new policy commissioner Wiliam Bratton should counter police racism (Photo by James Nova, Creative Commons License)

Opinion: Four Pieces of Advice for William Bratton

Crime, LGBTQ, New York December 12, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Repudiating racially motivated policies, reducing marijuana stops, eliminating humiliating stops of transgender individuals and working toward an overall reduction in incarceration rates should be the four key steps taken by the new police commissioner.

(Photo by Alan Greig, Creative Commons license)

Stop-and-Frisk Ruling Finds Cheers and Jeers

African American, Crime, Featured Posts, Government August 16, 2013 at 5:40 pm

The ruling of stop-and-frisk ignited plenty of reactions, no less in the pages of the community media.

Albanese Runs Empathetic Race Against Odds

Albanese Runs Empathetic Race Against Odds

Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Politics, Voices' Picks August 14, 2013 at 1:55 pm

The mayoral hopeful pushes his ideas on revamping education, policing and affordable housing despite dismal poll numbers.

(Photo by Jehangir Khattak/Voices of NY)

Public Advocate Candidates Square Off in Lively Forum

Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Politics, Voices' Picks August 12, 2013 at 6:39 pm

The candidates had many disagreements during the exchange sponsored by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media.

(Photo by Devan Mulvaney/Voices of NY)

Quinn Runs on Record, for Better or Worse

Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Government, LGBTQ, Politics, Video July 15, 2013 at 12:50 pm

One could argue she doesn’t have a choice, but still, mayoral candidate Christine Quinn embraces her record, all of it – the good, the unpopular, the controversial – with surprising gusto.

Re-election Bids May Face Mayor’s Wrath After Stop-and-Frisk Vote

Re-election Bids May Face Mayor’s Wrath After Stop-and-Frisk Vote

Elections 2013, Government, Latino, Politics July 5, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Latino City Council members seeking re-election could be among those targeted by Mayor Bloomberg for voting in favor of the Community Safety Act which curbs the practice of stop-and-frisk, reports El Diario-La Prensa. The mayor is planning to use his money to fight against the re-election campaigns of the act’s supporters.

Carrión Defends his Chances, Criticizes UFT

Carrión Defends his Chances, Criticizes UFT

Mayoral candidate Adolfo Carrión said he is running as an independent because the Democratic and Republican parties are out of touch. Describing himself as a social progressive and fiscal conservative, he said he supports expanding charter schools, opposes stop-and-frisk and said UFT leaders are not serving its rank and file.

Teetering Support for an NYPD Inspector General

Teetering Support for an NYPD Inspector General

Considering the widespread criticism of the city’s stop-and-frisk policy, as well as the unchecked surveillance of Muslim residents, some have called for an inspector general to oversee the NYPD. In this article, originally published in the Amsterdam News on April 11, city officials and mayoral candidates explain their reasons to support or oppose the idea.

Muslim activists hold up signs against police policies like stop-and-frisk and warrantless surveillance of their communities. (Aisha Asif/The Brooklyn Ink)

‘Praying While Muslim is Not a Crime’

In the News, Religion April 2, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Cries of injustice rang through the steps of a Lower Manhattan courthouse, reports The Brooklyn Ink, as Muslim youth and activists spoke out against NYPD practices of stop-and-frisk and community surveillance.

Demonstrators protested against police brutality on Saturday in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. (Photo by Kathleen Horan via WNYC)

Kimani Gray Funeral Reignites Police Brutality Protests

African American, Crime, Opinion March 26, 2013 at 1:13 pm

The funeral for Kimani Gray, a teenager who was shot and killed by an NYPD officer, was followed by a demonstration in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, with plenty of police present, local news outlets report.

Opinion: On Stop-and-Frisk, Change ‘Needs to Happen Now’

Opinion: On Stop-and-Frisk, Change ‘Needs to Happen Now’

African American, Crime, Latino, Opinion March 22, 2013 at 9:04 pm

The controversial stop-and-frisk policy that has led to more than five million people stopped in the streets of New York over the last 11 years “must stop,” the Amsterdam News says in a scathing editorial.