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96% Of Students Arrested In NYC Schools Are Black Or Latino

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 08.15.2012 | New York

A new report conducted by the NYCLU and released on Monday reveals the NYPD arrested 882 students in 2011. Ninety-six percent of students arrested...

Stop-And-Frisks Aren't Pulling More Guns Off The Streets

| Posted 08.16.2012 | New York

By Murray Weiss, DNAinfo Columnist / Criminal Justice Editor NEW YORK CITY — The number of guns taken off the street by the NYPD has dropped duri...

Stop And Frisks Drop 34 Percent

The New York Times | Posted 08.03.2012 | New York

By WENDY RUDERMAN and JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN Police officers in New York City stopped and questioned far fewer people in the second quarter of 2012 than ...

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.

Mayor Lee Uses Colorado Shooting To Justify Controversial Policy

Aaron Sankin | Posted 07.25.2012 | San Francisco

Despite widespread public opposition, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee appears increasingly committed to pursuing some form of a stop-and-frisk policy for t...

Stop and Frisk: The Stories Behind the Numbers

Vincent Warren | Posted 09.24.2012 | New York
Vincent Warren

Unless you've been stopped yourself, or you live in city neighborhoods where hundreds of people get stopped each day, you don't know what it's like to live under these conditions. You don't know what it's like to walk around feeling constantly targeted.

D.A. Cy Vance: Drop the Case Against Activist Jazz Hayden

Anthony Papa | Posted 09.24.2012 | New York
Anthony Papa

In the interest of justice, New York City District Attorney Cyrus Vance should drop the trumped-up charges against Jazz Hayden. He is an example of someone who has changed his life and dedicated it to serving his community.

Anna Sanders

PHOTOS: After 3-Year-Old Shot, A Rally To End Violence In Bed-Stuy | Anna Sanders | Posted 07.20.2012 | New York

BROOKLYN -- Isaiah Rivera was playing in an elephant-shaped sprinkler on a warm Sunday afternoon earlier this month when two men charged into the play...

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.

Appellate Dilemma: Right Reasoning, Wrong Result

Len Levitt | Posted 09.08.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

The purpose of suppression law, which has been around since the 1970s, is not to allow someone carrying a loaded gun to walk. It's to ensure proper police work.

Ex-Officers Say NYPD Crime Stat Manipulation Rampant

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.02.2012 | New York

Cops in New York City operate between a rock and a hard place. Under pressure to meet "performance goals" they are stopping and frisking New Yorkers a...

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.

John Rudolf

Racist NYPD Cop, Sentenced To 5 Years, Is Definitely Racist | John Rudolf | Posted 06.22.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A disgraced former NYPD officer burst into tears in Brooklyn federal court on Friday as he was sentenced to nearly five years behind bars ...

Stop and Frisk -- and DNA Test?

Jason Silverstein | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
Jason Silverstein

Taking DNA samples from people arrested, but not convicted of a crime, has the potential to make our already unfair justice system even less fair. Before we expand the preconviction DNA dragnet, we should think hard about what that means in a racially biased system.

GOP Bump on the Road to Stop-and-Frisk Reform

Dan Collins | Posted 08.22.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

Governor Cuomo wanted to decriminalize the public display of small amounts of marijuana as long as it's not being smoked. This sounds like a hair-splitting, minimalist change in the law, but it was extremely important.

Political Activist Randy Credico Smokes Pot in Capitol to Protest Biased Arrests for Pot

Anthony Papa | Posted 08.21.2012 | New York
Anthony Papa

Earlier this week, political activist and comedian Randy Credico engaged in a novel protest and civil disobedience inside of the New York State Capitol building: he smoked a joint.

Crime Up 4 Percent Even Though NYPD Stopping And Frisking At Record Pace

Posted 06.20.2012 | New York

For the first time since 1994, crime in all eight of the NYPD's "patrol boroughs" is up. The New York Post, who compared this year's CompStat numb...

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.

Cuomo's Marijuana Decriminalization Hits A Snag

Posted 06.19.2012 | New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in public view appears dead in Albany this week, The New York Times reports. ...

From Stonewall to Stop and Frisk

Chris Bilal | Posted 06.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Chris Bilal

Gay men of color, along with women and transgender people of color, are among the Black and Latina/os disproportionately subjected to over 685,000 stops and frisks by the NYPD last year. I know, because I am one of them.

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.

Christopher Mathias

PHOTOS: 11 People We Met At The Silent March Against Stop And Frisk | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.18.2012 | New York

Thousands of protesters held a silent march against NYPD stop-and-frisks Sunday, marching on Fifth Avenue along Central Park from 110th Street down to...

PHOTOS: Silent Marchers Protest NYPD Stop And Frisk

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 08.17.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A silent march by thousands of people in New York City protesting police "stop-and-frisk" tactics on Sunday was punctuated by an expl...

"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!