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View Diary: Stop & Frisk Is Here To Stay: NYC Mayor Bloomberg Shuts Down Reform (10 comments)

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  •  From Bill De Blasio's website (0+ / 0-)
    Fighting For Meaningful Stop-and-Frisk Reform. Bill de Blasio has used the office of the Public Advocate to extensively study how the tactic of stop-question-frisk is applied across New York. De Blasio initiated a report that revealed troubling racial disparities. Data shows that police stopped 49 white New Yorkers for every weapon taken off the streets, compared to 71 Latino New Yorkers, and 93 black New Yorkers stopped for every weapon yielded. This information strongly suggests racial profiling is used in stop-and-frisk, which sows seeds of distrust and animosity in communities of color toward the police. Reinforcing this concern, testimony in the Floyd v. New York case suggested that NYPD brass requires quotas even in the absence of suspicion of crime.  When communities in New York feel that the police officers are antagonists rather than partners in keeping their neighborhoods safe, it puts residents and officers at risk. Bill de Blasio has pushed for real reforms in stop-and-frisk by organizing communities and calling on Mayor Bloomberg to immediately end the overuse and abuse of this tactic. That’s why he has called for new leadership at the NYPD, an inspector general, and a strong racial profiling bill.

    Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

    by milkbone on Wed Jul 24, 2013 at 07:20:49 PM PDT

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