Stop-and-frisk

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Activists Protest Police Violence, State Oppression During #DemsInPhilly Action

Organized by several community advocacy groups, the action tackled a mix of issues that impact local communities of color.

Study: Where Stop-and-Frisk Goes, Trauma Follows

In the first survey of young men on stop-and-frisk’s impact on their mental health.

How it Feels to be a Whistleblower

Four years after making secret recordings that proved racial profiling in the New York Police Department, Officer Adhyl Polanco is still paying the price.

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Stop-and-Frisk Ruling

The landmark New York City verdict is now in question.

Ray Kelly Gets Booed Off Stage by Brown University Students

More than 100 Brown students demanded Commissioner Kelly end the controversial NYPD stop-and-frisk tactic during a scheduled talk.

NY Police Union Joins Lawsuit Against Stop-and-Frisk Law

The NYPD’s largest police union joined Michael Bloomberg’s lawsuit to halt stop-and-frisk policy reforms.

Watch Three Artists Reckoning with Stop-and-Frisk

In ‘American Secrets: New York City,’ artists Akil b STRANGe, MC Grizzz, and AJ Cincotta-Eichenfield produced and audiovisual response to the NYPD’s controversial policy.

Watch an NYPD Officer Speak Out Against Stop-and-Frisk

Adhyl Polanco talks in detail about what drove his opposition to the NYPD’s most controversial policing tactic.

Has Stop-and-Frisk Been Replaced by Youth Surveillance?

An article in today’s New York Times claims the NYPD is increasingly monitoring social media for youth gang activity.

NYPD Covertly Labels Mosques as Terrorism Organizations

Undercover documents expose extensive mosque surveillance in New York.

Kal Penn Tweets in Support of Stop-and-Frisk

Actor Kal Penn calls stop-and-frisk ‘sound policy,’ says blacks and Latinos commit the most crimes

Here's Why Stop-and-Frisk Shouldn't Stop You From Going Places

In light of Monday’s ruling by a federal court judge in New York City that Stop-and-Frisk unlawfully targets people on the basis of race, here’s a video from a local campaign.

Judge Rules That NYC's Stop-and-Frisk Violates Rights, Orders Monitor

A federal judge ruled on Monday that the New York City Police Department’s Stop-and-Frisk policy unlawfully targeted people on the basis of race.

NYPD to Clear Stop-and-Frisk Names Database

The New York Civil Liberties Union reached an agreement with New York City yesterday to remove the names of people whose cases were dismissed after being stopped.

Study: Stop-and-Frisk Doesn't Deter Youth Crime, It Accelerates It

Researchers found that when you label someone a criminal, they start to act like one.

Even More of Your Favorite People Speaking Out Against Stop-and-Frisk

Baratunde Thurston, Jasiri X, Janet Mock, New York State Senator Kevin Parker team up to rap about NYPD’s stop and frisk.

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly 'Wanted to Instill Fear' in Black and Latino Men

The testimony of a New York state senator in landmark trial reveals the commissioner’s stop-and-frisk intentions.

Map Shows NYPD Finds More Guns Away From 'Stop-and-Frisk'

Out of more than 685,000 stops in 2011, about 770 guns were recovered. And those guns are not showing up in the places where the police are devoting the most stop-and-frisk resources.

How 'Stop-and-Frisk' (Not So) Quietly Became the Center of NYC Politics

Thousands gathered on Father’s Day for a silent march to protest the NYPD’s ‘stop-and-frisk’ program. The move helped crystallize how over a decade of organizing against police brutality has made the issue a focal point of the city’s upcoming mayoral election.

New York Times Looks at the Scars of Stop-and-Frisk [Video]

On the heels of a silent march this coming Sunday, The New York Times has published a short documentary film on the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policing program.