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Stop and Frisk New York

Christopher Mathias

Stop-And-Frisk Is Declining, But Advocates Say The NYPD's Real Problem Hasn't Changed | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

The New York City Police Department is on pace to stop, question, and/or frisk about 50,000 New Yorkers this year, NYPD Commissioner William Bratton s...

Another Major Victory In The Fight Against Stop And Frisk

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 06.19.2014 | Black Voices

A New York state judge has upheld a law making it easier for citizens to sue police officers performing unlawful stop and frisks based on race. "T...

A Conversation No Parent Should Have To Have With Their Child | Posted 02.11.2014 | New York

Every day in America, some parents have conversations with their children about how to act around the police....

Saki Knafo

Why New York Is Considering Legalizing Marijuana | Saki Knafo | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

NEW YORK -- Back in 1998, 14-year-old Alfredo Carrasquillo and his friends were heading to a Bronx apartment where they planned to smoke pot and liste...

This Is What Happens When I Don't Tweet About Tacos (Expanded Thoughts on a Few of My Tweets)

Kal Penn | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Kal Penn

It was a mistake to try to casually engage in 140 characters with folks who I thought understood my background and beliefs; instead, folks misunderstood this as a strong advocation of something entirely different. I feel terrible about that and am sorry.

New York Post Warns 'Welcome To Chicago' Over Stop And Frisk

Posted 08.14.2013 | Chicago

For two days in a row, the New York Post has warned that -- with NYPD's controversial stop-and-frisk policy in question -- New York could soon become ...

Colbert Sarcastically Laments Stop-And-Frisk Ruling

Posted 08.14.2013 | Comedy

New York will soon be "teeming with unfrisked black and/or Hispanic people," and Stephen Colbert is (sarcastically) terrified. Find out how the "u...

A Renaissance for School Violence

Marc Epstein | Posted 09.22.2013 | New York
Marc Epstein

While all eyes have been focused on the "stop and frisk" debate in New York, hardly any attention has been paid to the rewriting of school discipline procedures. When it comes to anti-social behavior, zero tolerance is out and therapeutic intervention is in.

NYPD Made 400,000 Stops Of Innocent Blacks, Latinos In 2012

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.23.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A new analysis of the New York City Police Department's stop-and-frisk practice found that it resulted 400,000 stops of innocent black and...

Gun Control: The Manchin-Toomey Bill Will Be Ineffective in Reducing Inner City Gun Violence

John Bruhns | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
John Bruhns

Mass shootings are heartbreaking and tragic, but they are not as prevalent as the killings that occur daily across American inner cities. Politicians seem to only focus on high-profile tragedies when they are presented with a public demand to get something done that might actually benefit the American people.

Fixing Stop and Frisk by Reforming Our Drug Laws

Sal F. Albanese | Posted 06.12.2013 | New York
Sal F. Albanese

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.

Free to Be... Anonymously

Andrew Tucker Avorn | Posted 03.25.2013 | New York
Andrew Tucker Avorn

On Thursday, a federal court struck down a New York City Transit Authority rule that permitted police officers to ask anyone on Transit Authority property for their ID. The right to anonymity is not mentioned in the Constitution, but it fits with established American ideals of privacy.

When "Stop and Frisk" Becomes "Stop and Hurt"

Hugh Hogan | Posted 10.21.2012 | New York
Hugh Hogan

We need to answer the broader questions about increasing equality and opportunity for all to ensure NYC's successful future as a city worthy of being upheld as a model metropolis. We must demand police reform now to create a better present.

What Will It Take to End Police Violence?

Nick Malinowski | Posted 09.26.2012 | New York
Nick Malinowski

Although there is no popular mandate for unsubstantiated and illegal arrests, discriminatory stops, frisks and searches, "flaking," murder and gun sales, these actions continue to describe the New York City Police Department.

Stop-And-Frisk and the Marijuana Misdemeanor Arrests Outrage: Good Luck to the Legal Aid Society Lawsuit

Ed Koch | Posted 08.26.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

A great injustice is being perpetrated by members of the New York City Police Department on the people of this city, and it's not the program known as stop-and-frisk.

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.