Stop and Frisk #2

©Nina Berman 2012

The movement to stop “Stop and Frisk” takes on national dimensions as the US Justice Department agrees to investigate whether the policy violates New Yorkers civil rights. See earlier post here: Meanwhile, a large demonstration is planned for June 17 on father’s day, which will surely bring scale to the numbers. What started as an action of civil disobedience in October 2011, has developed swiftly, forcing the city’s mayor, elected officials, and police chief, to answer opponents’ complaints. Meanwhile, the practice set a new record for the first quarter of 2012, with more than 200,000 people being stopped. Watch the video to learn about the impact of Stop and Frisk and the community efforts to abolish it.

2 thoughts on “Stop and Frisk #2”

  1. I is a blatant disregard of the constitutional rights of American citizens. There is a law against illegal search and seizure. To allow a system the authority to usurp the law in order to further it’s own agenda is the worst form of oppression. I say fight back and fight back in droves. Civil disobedience on a massive scale, when standing before a judge for denying the police a “stop and frisk” one must demand a trial by jury. Trials by jury for hundreds! Lock up the system and bring the unjust system to a standstill.

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