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Floyd vs New York City

A Tragedy in Chicago Lays Bare the False Hope of Police Body Cameras

Brooklyn Defender Services | Posted 12.09.2015 | Crime
Brooklyn Defender Services

If the records are created, stored and controlled by the police, and by extension the city, any accountability they might create will be vulnerable to the whims of political calculus or bald-faced self-serving corruption.

Stop and Frisk Is Alive and Well

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 11.09.2015 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Even as the city touts lower numbers of stop and frisks and legal advocates claim victory with a 2013 federal ruling against the NYPD's overuse of the tactic, people far from the mayor's press conferences and the offices of civil rights attorneys are continuing to be stopped by cops.

Christopher Mathias

NYPD Can't Just Stop And Frisk People For The Hell Of It Anymore, Says Memo | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.05.2015 | Black Voices

Police reform advocates expressed cautious optimism this week over a new set of guidelines for when New York City police officers can stop and frisk p...

Christopher Mathias

New York City Can Finally Move Ahead With Stop-And-Frisk Settlement | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Lawmakers and advocates rejoiced Friday after a federal appeals court refused to allowNew York City police unions to intervene in the city...

Christopher Mathias

City Leaders Say Police Unions Have Obstructed Stop-And-Frisk Reform | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- It’s a story Nicholas Peart has told many times. On his 18th birthday, he walked to a Brooklyn McDonald’s with his cousin and a friend...

Why NYPD's 'Stop And Frisk' Policy Angers Gay Groups

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy groups sounded off on allegations that people of color were being targeted by the N...