Tag Archives: stop & frisk

What I learned from getting shot

By Brian Beutler I haven’t said or written much publicly about the shooting that nearly killed me in 2008. But a recent confluence of events — Trayvon Martin’s death, the Zimmerman trial and the public pronouncements of mostly privileged, mostly … Continue reading

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One In Four Young Black Men Recall Recent Unfair Police Treatment, Gallup Finds

By Nicole Flatow Almost one in four young black males have experienced recent unfair treatment by the police, according to a newly released Gallup Survey. Among black males between ages 18 and 35, 24 percent said they recalled an instance within the … Continue reading

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Commissioner Kelly says almost 75% of violent crime committed by African-Americans

By Shane Dixon Kavanaugh Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly credited the controversial stop-and-frisk tactic for helping to push New York’s crime rate to record lows. In a television interview, New York’s top cop defended his department’s use of the crimefighting tool and … Continue reading

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Dispatch From Brooklyn: Fraying Patience With NYPD’s Protection

By Jamilah King,  Monday, March 18 2013 It’s a Thursday night and East Flatbush is fuming. New York City police officers are stationed at every corner for miles along Church Ave., which is this Brooklyn neighborhood’s main thoroughfare. Traffic clogs … Continue reading

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