Posts Tagged ‘discrimination’

77% of Stop-and-Frisks in 20th Precinct Are Minorities

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

The NYPD recently re-released citywide Stop and Frisk data from 2011 that offer hard evidence for what many opponents of the controversial policy have claimed: Almost 90 percent of all people stopped and frisked citywide in 2011 were minorities. The statistics were re-released just in time for the Federal Court trial next month that will [&hellip
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Gov. Cuomo Proposes Reduced Penalty for Public Possession of Marijuana

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Cuomo seeks to loosen marijuana policies, while some lawmakers call proposal too lenient By Paul Bisceglio Get caught with a joint hidden in your pocket in New York and you get a fine. Get caught with a joint tucked behind your ear or lit in your hand and you get arrested. Concealed possession of 25 [&hellip
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