Posts Tagged ‘Stop and Frisk’

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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76 Percent of Stop and Frisks are Minorities in 19th Precinct

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

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 trial in Federal Court next month that [&hellip
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Stop and Frisk Numbers Show Racial Disparities for Downtown Precincts

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

The 2011 NYPD data on the controversial policy bears out common criticism of the practice The NYPD recently re-released citywide Stop and Frisk data from 2011 that reinforce what many opponents of the controversial policy have criticized: Almost 90 percent of all people stopped and frisked citywide in 2011 were minorities. The statistics were re-released [&hellip
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No More Stop-and-Frisk?

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Public Safety Hearing 1   Growing opposition prompts City Council to discuss reform of NYPD’s controversial policy By Paul Bisceglio For some New Yorkers, the recording says it all. “I just got stopped two blocks ago, yo,” argues Alvin, a 17-year-old walking home in Harlem. “You know why?” says one of the three cops approaching him. “Because you look [&hellip
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UWS Residents Bring Concerns to Scott Stringer at Town Hall Forum

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in Politics, West Side Spirit

Residents line up to ask Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer questions about issues facing the Upper West Side community. At a packed town hall meeting on the Upper West Side last night, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer fielded questions from concerned residents of the West 90s and 100s. The community came out in full force, pressing Stringer, City Council Member Gale Brewer and a panel of officials representing various city agencies to address their [&hellip
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City Shooting Spikes and Heat Waves: Is There a Connection?

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

Two are dead and six were wounded in shootings in the Bronx and Queens this past Sunday. These primarily drug-related shootings follow a long streak of summer violence, including a 3-year-old being struck with a stray bullet. The weekend following the Fourth of July saw seven deaths and 21 injuries from shootings and stabbing violence, [&hellip
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Activists Rally Bronx Residents to Fight Stop-and-Frisk

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in Breaking News

Photo by longislandwins. Photo courtesy of Flickr Commons. Stop and Frisk has long divided New Yorkers who disagree over what constitutes appropriate policing strategies in the protection of city streets from violent crime. In some neighborhoods where these practices are nothing short of commonplace, activists are as fired up as ever in their efforts to reform local law enforcement.   The polarizing Stop [&hellip
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Activists Come Out to Protest NYPD’s “Stop and Frisk”

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News

A scene from the protest on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. by Adel Manoukian Reverend Al Sharpton joined thousands of people marching silently at a “Stop-and-Frisk” protest rally held on Sunday, June 17, organized by the Reverend, the NAACP and Local 1199 of the SEIU union. About 300 civil rights groups were represented in the roughly 30-block walk from the northwest corner of Central Park to [&hellip
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Scott Stringer: It’s Time to Put the Cuffs on Stop-and-Frisk

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Breaking News, On Topic OTDT, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Father’s Day march to reform NYPD policy By Scott M. Stringer During recent years, the NYPD’s policy of stop-and-frisk has become one of the defining civil rights issues of our time. Across the five boroughs, New Yorkers are calling for reform of a strategy that overwhelmingly targets people of color and divides our city. We [&hellip
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State Senator Espaillat Talks “Stop and Frisk” in DC

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

State Senator and Congressional Candidate Adriano Espaillat speaks after New York electeds met with the Federal Department of Justice and Congressional Black and Latino Caucus members in Washington D.C. to discuss New York’s stop-and-frisk policy. This video originally appeared on City & State’s website. To read more from City & State click here
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