Great post! Thought provoking and well written.
Originally posted on The Fifth Column:
If my boys, who are now in their 40′s had lived during these times in NYC there is an overwhelming chance that they would have been stopped and frisked several times. Today my sons and daughters are professionals in their chosen fields, but would they have had that chance in today’s NYPD environment?
The New York Civil Liberties Union has published data that show African Americans and Latinos are the prime targets of the Stop and frisk programs.
My black friends in New York, particularly those who don’t live in the fancier precincts of Manhattan, have been harassed by the NYPD in a way that I, as a white guy, will never experience.
They’ve been stopped and frisked, for reasons known only to the officers. Almost every young black male I know has a story to tell.
The news today that a federal judge found…
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