time to end the stop-and-frisk madness?

October 12, 2012

Have you ever been stopped by the police for no apparent reason? A recent video published by TheNation.com is going viral and it is a MUST watch. A Harlem teenager recorded as plainclothes NYPD cops stopped him, violently pushed him, called him a “fucking mutt” and threatened to break his arms. An NYPD veteran also gives insight about how he and his colleagues were pressured to stop more people.
Check out ‘The Hunted and the Hated: An Inside Look at the NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisk Policy’ below.
Thinkprogress.org states that “New York officers conducted more stops of young black men in 2011 than there are young black men in the city.” – L C-D