Civil rights groups have criticized stop and frisk because it has been performed on tens of thousands of people -- most of them minorities -- in the last year and because it yields few arrests.
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A second NYPD whistleblower testified Wednesday that department brass pressured cops for arrests and stop-and-frisk quotas and that he was smeared as a “rat” for bucking the system.
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The most divisive issue facing New Yorkers in 2013 is stop and frisk, a tactic used by law enforcement to stop, question, and frisk people suspected of a crime. From Bed-Stuy to the Upper West Side, the single most commonly-asked question as I campaign for mayor is, "How do you feel about stop and frisk?" "Abolish it!" some say. "Keep it. It works!" others say....
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A suspended New York City police officer testified in federal court that his supervisors pushed quotas for stop-and-frisk searches and arrests, part of the second day of testimony in a trial challenging the policy.
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The majority of arrests made as a result of stop-and-frisk encounters in 2012 were for marijuana possession, according to a recent analysis of police department data.
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A new memo has surfaced in the on-going stop-and-frisk trial, apparently from a top-level cop mandating that stops must have narrative explanations.The post New memo surfaces in stop-and-frisk trial appeared first on Metro.us.
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A new report released today by the Drug Policy Alliance and the Marijuana Arrest Research Project documents the astonishing number of hours the New York City Police Department has spent arresting and processing hundreds of thousands of people for low-level misdemeanor marijuana possession arrests over the last 11 years. The report finds that NYPD used approximately 1,000,000...
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Attorneys suing the city cited a NYPD memo and said the department changed how officers document stop-and-frisk encounters.
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Stop-and-Frisk; Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects; Amanda Knox
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Instead of this divisive police tactic and needlessly locking up our youth, New York could lead in regulating a legal trade in weedThe most divisive issue facing New Yorkers in 2013 is "stop-and-frisk", a tactic used by law enforcement to stop, question, and frisk people suspected of a crime. From Bed-Stuy to the Upper West Side, the single most commonly-asked question as I...
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