Tag Archives: New York City

Stop and Frisk: Dispelling the Myth of NYPD Victory

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently put the brakes on the victory won by civil rights and social justice groups in Floyd v. City of New York.  Many New Yorkers had been condemning the NYPD’s policy of stopping young … Continue reading

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In the Floyd case, the NYPD faces tough scrutiny of Stop-and-Frisk tactics

This article was originally written for The Guardian, here. The New York Police Department is on trial in Floyd v City of New York, and the public is watching. It is ironic that the policy of recording “stops, questions, and frisks” originated with the 1999 … Continue reading

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Crashing the System with Stop and Frisk

The Floyd v. New York class action suit, to hold the city accountable for hundreds of thousands of baseless harassments by the NYPD, is the affordable option for NYC taxpayers and the court system.  If each plaintiff were to bring a … Continue reading

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The Coming Revolt of The Guards… in New York City?

Whether it is the war in Vietnam or Afghanistan… or whether the practices of a large police department: the most certain way to change directions is through a revolt of those who carry out the laws and policies of the … Continue reading

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New York’s Innovative Solution to Crime: Betting on Success

This post first appeared in the Huffington Post. Coauthored by Bruce Reilly and Inimai Chettiar New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced a new initiative that could save government money, decrease the crime rate and strengthen urban communities. Global investment bank … Continue reading

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Power of the Silent Marchers?

Today’s march down Fifth Avenue was more than just a Sunday stroll of pissed off activists.  Fathers and sons joined with thousands of others from all five boroughs of New York, to send a unified message to the NYPD, Ray … Continue reading

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Formerly Incarcerated Issue Statement Regarding NYPD’s Stop and Frisk Policy

Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People’s Movement June 17th 2012 Silent March against Racial Profiling Letter in Solidarity There comes a time when the American people must recognize that we lead the world in prison cells.  The American people must also recognize … Continue reading

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