stop and frisk nypd
We are asking courageous New York City Council members to exercise their oversight power by passing the Right to Know Act, which would strengthen police accountability and transparency by requiring officers who stop us to identify themselves.
And five years ago, when Council member Donovan Richards (D) was walking to the store to buy some milk, someone grabbed his
Stop and frisk, a procedure in which police stop and pat down people they reasonably suspect could be carrying something
Since the law's passage, city unions and police groups have attempted to block its implementation on the grounds it could
“It’s all a battle between the haves and the have-nots,” said Tony Herbert, president of the National Action Network’s Brooklyn
The Vera Institute of Justice conducted a survey of 500 men and women in five "highly patrolled" New York City neighborhoods
Real safety comes from a police department that follows the law and respects people's fundamental rights, building trust with communities rather than undermining it. This week's historic ruling is a tremendous step in the right direction.
For the millions of innocent men and women like them, who have been accosted by the police over the past ten years, in what are often belligerent and demeaning encounters, and then let go without any explanation or apology, this ruling let them know that they still have a voice.
Does Mayor Bloomberg honestly believe that the city is safer targeting people like me, a middle-aged college professor, mother and journalist? On several occasions I've been suspected of wrong-doing for simply driving while black.
A judge has ruled that the NYPD's controversial use of the stop-and-frisk tactic violated the rights of thousands of New Yorkers. Judge Shira Scheindlin's decision Monday called for a federal monitor to watch over the police department to ensure cops are in compliance with the constitution.
A judge has ruled that the NYPD's controversial use of the stop-and-frisk tactic violated the rights of thousands of New
The big drop in first-quarter stops affected the number of weapons seized by police. Officers confiscated 49 percent fewer
"I loathe that a 17-year-old can be senselessly murdered in The Bronx, and the media doesn't cover it," Bloomberg said. When
The New York Post proved last week their recklessness with the facts during the Boston bombings. Let's make sure they don't do the same thing in the important debate surrounding stop and frisk in New York City.
Stop and frisk is a valuable police tool, but its application should be amended to ensure that no one is stopped in violation of the Constitution. So how do we do that? We need to go straight to the root of why so many young people are being arrested: marijuana.
Joyce, testifying in federal court in Manhattan in a class-action challenging the department's stop-and-frisk policy, said
At a court hearing in one of three main lawsuits challenging the tactics, the city said the New York Police Department had