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Ed Koch | Posted 08.13.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

The candidates for Mayor in 2013 are being tested on their courage to stand up and support the continuation of the stop-and-frisk program. Who among them supports the Mayor and Police Commissioner at this time?

NYPD Oversight Bill Introduced; NYPD Thinks It's Unnecessary

Posted 06.13.2012 | New York

Members of the New York City Council are introducing a bill Wednesday that would create an independent inspector general's office to oversee the NYPD....

Cop Indicted In Shooting Death Of Unarmed Teen

Posted 06.11.2012 | New York

A grand jury voted Monday to indict NYPD Officer Richard Haste on manslaughter charges in the February shooting death of unarmed Bronx teen Ramarley G...

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 ...

Lila Shapiro

Gay And Civil Rights Groups Band Together To Protest Stop-And-Frisk Practice

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.06.2012 | Gay Voices

On Tuesday, more than a dozen progressive groups, ranging from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to Empire State Pride Ag...

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...

The Road to Stop-and-Frisk Reform: Take a Bow, Civil Libertarians

Dan Collins | Posted 08.05.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

Kudos to the small group of dedicated civil libertarians who have struggled for years to bring this important problem to the attention of the public.

'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.

Making New York City Safer by Ending 'Stop-and-Frisk'

John C. Liu | Posted 08.04.2012 | New York
John C. Liu

With its disastrous fallout and questionable payoff, it is time to abolish this divisive and ill-conceived tactic. Stop-and-frisk is racially biased, ineffective, and has created considerable costs for the city.

Why 'Stop and Frisk' Must Be Stopped Immediately

Tamika D. Mallory | Posted 08.04.2012 | Black Voices
Tamika D. Mallory

'Stop and frisk' criminalizes our youth, creates further distrust between the community and police, and doesn't do a thing to keep us safer. It used to be that we feared driving while Black; in New York and around the nation, we now fear simply walking down the street while Black or Latino.

Cuomo Targets Stop-And-Frisk, Low-Level Marijuana Arrests

Posted 06.04.2012 | New York

Entering the debate over NYPD stop-and-frisks, Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing legislation that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of ...

Defending Stop-And-Frisk, Bloomberg Slams Philadelphia's Crime Rate

Posted 05.25.2012 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg does not have kind words for the City of Brotherly Love. Responding to a New York Times editorial suggesting the NYPD fix stop-and-...

Beyond the Numbers: A Debate Over the Effects of NYPD Stop and Frisk

Mari Fagel | Posted 07.24.2012 | New York
Mari Fagel

Just after the New York Police Department released crime data touting the positive effects of stop and frisk, a judge cleared the way for thousands of New Yorkers who feel they've been victimized by the policy to join a class action lawsuit.

Christopher Mathias

Councilman Slams Stop And Frisk, Says Bloomberg's 'Ass-Backwards' On Gun Violence

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Kelly Says Stop And Frisk Critics Have 'Short Memories And Questionable Motives'

Posted 05.21.2012 | New York

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly lashed out at critics of stop and frisk in a Daily News editorial Monday, defending the program from the claim ...

NYPD Making Changes To Stop And Frisk Policy

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.17.2012 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly on Thursday announced changes to officer training and supervision amid a growing public outcry and ...

John Rudolf

Federal Judge Slams NYPD Over Stop and Frisk, Opens Lawsuit to Millions

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Bloomberg Lashes Out At Media For Stop And Frisk Coverage

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.17.2012 | New York

After a US District judge condemned the NYPD's use of stop and frisk Wednesday--granting a major lawsuit class action status-- Mayor Michael Bloomberg...

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.

Protect and Respect

Scott M. Stringer | Posted 05.16.2012 | New York
Scott M. Stringer

New York's dramatic reduction in crime is one of the defining achievements of the last 20 years, a success that underpins so much of our city. But we need to work to build bridges of trust and respect into every neighborhood.

Judge Grants Stop And Frisk Lawsuit Class Action Status

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 07.16.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Finding the city's attitude "deeply troubling," a judge granted class action status Wednesday to a 2008 lawsuit accusing the New York...

15 Amazing Facts About NYPD Stop And Frisks

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.15.2012 | New York

Earlier this week, the NYCLU released a report on NYPD stop and frisks. The report prompted Public Advocate (and likely mayoral candidate) Bill de Bla...

Racist Cop Added To Stop And Frisk Lawsuit

Posted 05.14.2012 | New York

A black Staten Island man is suing a white NYPD officer for falsely accusing him of resisting arrest. From The New York Daily News: [Kendrick] G...

NYPD Is Stop-And-Frisking At Record Pace

AP | Posted 07.13.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — The latest numbers show the New York Police Department's skyrocketing street stops increased to more than 200,000 stops during the fi...