Muslim New Yorkers spoke out against racial profiling during the second session of the stop-and-frisk trial.
New York City activist Christina Gonzalez talks about the sacrifices that go along with fighting for change, during her thirteenth scheduled hearing.
Last month, the NYPD released the Stop-and-Frisk statistics report for the year 2011, which underscored a broad public controversy about the NYPD’s “stop-and-frisk” policy and charges of racial profiling. The data showed that African American and Hispanic New Yorkers accounted for the majority of the nearly 700,000 stops for that year, 52.9 and 33.7 percent […]
What was supposed to be a peaceful vigil turned into a full-fledged riot Wednesday night along Church Av. in East Flatbush, as protesters clashed with the police in a march to the 67th precinct. Police made about 40 arrests. Over 400 New Yorkers had gathered at the corner between Church Av. and 55th Street in […]
On February 10th, Latoya Dixon, a 29-year-old, African American Muslim woman, was on her way to pick up her husband from work. When she got out of her car, she was stopped by a police officer who said she made a right on a red turn somewhere along her route. As she questioned the […]
Earlier this week a New York City Police Department report confirmed something many people in Brooklyn already know: the police department’s stop and frisk policy is alive and well in Brooklyn. According to the report, more people were stopped in two Brooklyn precincts, covering East New York, Brownsville and Crown Heights — than anywhere else in the city last year.
The association has donated $40,000 in this election cycle to politicians active on the issue.
Brooklyn has the rest of New York City outgunned. Law enforcement data indicates that the borough has a disproportionately large number of the city’s guns.
Is the New York Police Department misusing its stop-and-frisk-policy? New York State Senator Eric L. Adams, a retired police captain who was elected to the state senate in 2006, thinks so.