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Bloomberg Stop and Frisk

Michael Bloomberg and the Benevolent White Daddy Syndrome

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 06.23.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. David J. Leonard

Bloomberg and his crew have elevated themselves as the benevolent parents, empowered to restrict soda, discipline, and punish if necessary.

Bloomberg: Fight Crime By Being More Like NYC

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 04.05.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City's mayor met Thursday with the parents of a Chicago girl killed just days after performing at President Barack Obama's inaugu...

Bloomberg: Slain Teen's Mom Changed Cell Number To Avoid Me

Posted 03.26.2013 | New York

While Mayor Michael Bloomberg has promised to conduct a "full and fair investigation" into the death of Kimani Gray, the 16-year-old shot and killed ...

Bloomberg's Rockefeller Legacy

Kate Rubin | Posted 04.23.2013 | New York
Kate Rubin

Mayor Bloomberg's legacy is in danger of looking a lot like Governor Rockefeller's. Just like the Rockefeller Drug Laws, policing policies under Mayor Bloomberg have proven to be costly, harmful and racially biased. But it's not too late for New York to change.

Stop Racial Policing in New York City

Spencer Wolff | Posted 01.12.2013 | New York
Spencer Wolff

The police should be allowed to stop, question and frisk. But they should do it with courtesy and respect, and without bias. For the moment, this is not the case.

POLL: The NYPD Favors Whites Over Blacks

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 08.21.2012 | New York

A new poll conducted by The New York Times reveals 64 percent of New Yorkers believe the NYPD favors whites over blacks. An even more overwhelming...

NYPD Seeking Knock Hockey Partners?

Nick Malinowski | Posted 09.30.2012 | New York
Nick Malinowski

The NYPD appears to assume that every young man in a specific neighborhood is a criminal, acts on that assumption with frequent shakedowns and then appears to be confounded when the community does not welcome them.

MAP: NYPD Finds Most Guns Outside Stop-And-Frisk Hot Spots

Posted 07.16.2012 | New York

WNYC has released a new map, using the NYPD's own data, showing that the department's controversial tactic of stopping-and-frisking New Yorkers may no...

A Kinder Gentler NYPD Is Not the Answer

Arva Rice | Posted 09.11.2012 | New York
Arva Rice

While I welcome a kinder, friendlier and better trained police force, New York needs to look at the policies behind the problem. NYPD needs to examine how productivity goals may be contributing to the criminalization of a generation.

The Cost of Stop-and-Frisk

Ron Howell | Posted 08.27.2012 | New York
Ron Howell

The man who cares so much about the bottom line is willing to sacrifice the big bucks of New York taxpayers -- when it comes to civil liberties of young black and Latino men.

Inside the March Against Stop and Frisk

Nicolaus Mills | Posted 08.19.2012 | New York
Nicolaus Mills

If, like me, you were in the middle of last Sunday's New York City silent protest march against the police department's stop-and-frisk policies, then you know the march wasn't quite silent.

Unite the Two New Yorks: End Discriminatory Marijuana Arrests

Rashad Robinson | Posted 08.18.2012 | New York
Rashad Robinson

It's time for New York to make sure that our police respect our rights and are held to a standard that does not include harassment, abuse and racially biased tactics.

"Stop and Frisk" -- Tell Me Again, Who Is at Risk?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 08.15.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

If you care at all about civil liberties and correcting injustices, it's time to put your feet on the street!

Mayor Bloomberg's Racial Profiling Program -- a Human Rights Catastrophe

Ben Jealous | Posted 08.11.2012 | New York
Ben Jealous

Mayor Bloomberg's massive street-level racial profiling program is a civil and human rights catastrophe that both hurts our children and makes our communities less safe.

NYC Mayor Defends 'Stop And Frisk' At Black Church

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2012 | Black Voices

By Chris Francescani NEW YORK, June 10 (Reuters) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg took his defense of the police department's "Stop ...

NYPD Already Arresting 25% Fewer Pot-Smokers

Posted 06.06.2012 | New York

New York cops may have paid attention to police commissioner Ray Kelly's September directive to stop arresting low-level marijuana offenders, after al...

'Stop-and-Frisk' Is the New Racial Profiling

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 08.04.2012 | New York
Rev. Al Sharpton

Today, in the city of NY, we are facing another troubling form of biased profiling and searches known as 'Stop-and-Frisk.' Only difference is, this time, you can be targeted for simply walking down the street.

Christopher Mathias

Councilman Slams Stop And Frisk, Says Bloomberg's 'Ass-Backwards' On Gun Violence | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.02.2012 | New York

City Councilman Jumaane Williams thinks Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration is "ass-backwards" in its approach to gun violence, and that the mayo...

John Rudolf

Federal Judge Slams NYPD Over Stop and Frisk, Opens Lawsuit to Millions | John Rudolf | Posted 05.16.2012 | New York

Opponents of the New York Police Department's controversial stop-and-frisk program scored a major victory in court Wednesday, after a federal judge gr...

Stop and Frisk: Two Inconvenient Truths

Tom Allon | Posted 07.16.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

Stop and frisk must continue as a tool for the NYPD. It's time we had an honest appraisal: stop and frisk is saving minority men's lives. But jobs and education is a better way to save them. That work must begin now.