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We Have a Dream: Improve Transparency and Accountability at the NYPD

Chris Bilal | Posted 01.18.2015 | Black Voices
Chris Bilal

We are asking courageous New York City Council members to exercise their oversight power by passing the Right to Know Act, which would strengthen police accountability and transparency by requiring officers who stop us to identify themselves.

Christopher Mathias

Mayor De Blasio Breaks With Progressives Over Stop-And-Frisk Bill | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Two New York City Council members -- both of whom support a bill that would dramatically change the way that police officers stop people o...

Police Chief Defends Vast Inequalities In Arrests

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 09.11.2014 | Crime

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said the reason black and Hispanic New Yorkers are arrested at much higher rates than their white peers for minor offen...

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...

Appeals Court Won't Toss Stop-And-Frisk Rulings

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 11.22.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to toss out court rulings finding that New York City carried out its police stop-and-frisk polic...

You Are 25 Percent More Likely To Be Shot In NYC If You're Black

Posted 11.20.2013 | Black Voices

Black people in New York City are 25 percent more likely to be shot and more likely to be arrested for shooting a firearm, according to the latest set...

Court Refuses To Hear From Stop-And-Frisk Judge

AP | Posted 11.14.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court refused Wednesday to reconsider its order removing a judge from court cases challenging the New York Police ...

A Mayor De Blasio Would Let Stop-And-Frisk Ruling Stand

AP | COLLEEN LONG and LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 11.01.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court block of a judge's ruling that found the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy disc...

Study: Stop And Frisk Has Led To Mistrust Of NYPD

Posted 09.19.2013 | New York

The New York City Police Department's use of the stop-and-frisk tactic has so badly damaged some communities' trust in police, according to a new stud...

Federal Judge Refusing To Delay Stop-And-Frisk Rulings

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 11.17.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The federal judge who ordered an overhaul of the New York City police department's stop-and-frisk strategy refused Tuesday to delay i...

10 Things You Should Know About This Week's Stop and Frisk Decision

Kate Rubin | Posted 10.15.2013 | New York
Kate Rubin

Real safety comes from a police department that follows the law and respects people's fundamental rights, building trust with communities rather than undermining it. This week's historic ruling is a tremendous step in the right direction.

An Unconstitutional Act

Spencer Wolff | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Spencer Wolff

For the millions of innocent men and women like them, who have been accosted by the police over the past ten years, in what are often belligerent and demeaning encounters, and then let go without any explanation or apology, this ruling let them know that they still have a voice.

A Stop-and-Frisk Primer for Liberty-Loving Liberals

Pamela Newkirk | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Pamela Newkirk

Does Mayor Bloomberg honestly believe that the city is safer targeting people like me, a middle-aged college professor, mother and journalist? On several occasions I've been suspected of wrong-doing for simply driving while black.

Judge Rules Against Stop And Frisk

Posted 08.12.2013 | New York

A judge has ruled that the NYPD's controversial use of the stop-and-frisk tactic violated the rights of thousands of New Yorkers, The New York Times r...

Justice Department Weighs In On Stop-And-Frisk Trial

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 08.13.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The U.S. Justice Department has treaded carefully into the debate over the New York Police Department's stop, question and frisk poli...

Stop-And-Frisk Critics Seek Sweeping Changes

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.26.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- It once was an accepted tactic as old as policing itself and, according to the New York Police Department, a key to the city's dramatic dr...

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...

The Stop-And-Frisk Judge

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.20.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The federal judge presiding over civil rights challenges to the stop-and-frisk practices of the New York Police Department has no doubt wh...

Decision In Stop-And-Frisk Trial Nearing

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 07.20.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A federal judge must now decide whether the nation's largest police force has been unjustly stopping black and Hispanic men under a p...

Drop In Stop And Frisks, Drop In Shootings

Newsday | Anthony M DeStefano | Posted 07.07.2013 | New York

The number of people questioned under New York City's controversial stop-and-frisk policy dropped by 51 percent in the first quarter of 2013 compared ...

Bloomberg Attacks Stop-And-Frisk Critics

| Posted 04.30.2013 | New York

By Nicole Bode and Ben Fractenberg 1 POLICE PLAZA — In a speech brimming with vitriol, Mayor Michael Bloomberg took aim at all who have criticize...

NYPD Whistle-Blowers At Stop-And-Frisk Trial

AP | TOM HAYS and COLLEEN LONG | Posted 04.29.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- After Officer Pedro Serrano decided to testify in federal court about what he sees as wrongdoing within the New York Police Department, a ...

Former Head Of NYPD Academy Testifies At Stop-And-Frisk Trial

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 04.26.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A lot of training goes into turning someone into a New York City police officer – and they're expected to perform their jobs with in...

The New York Post Misleads, Again, This Time on Stop and Frisk

Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.22.2013 | New York
Christopher Mathias

The New York Post proved last week their recklessness with the facts during the Boston bombings. Let's make sure they don't do the same thing in the important debate surrounding stop and frisk in New York City.

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.