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Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by DrNotforhire
God, you people make me sick.
You're so stuck on being slaves of your local governments that you won't even acknowledge when others try to change something.
Its gotta be the fluoride.
“We are here today to put our bodies on the line to stop this racist, immoral, illegitimate and unjust ‘new Jim Crow’ from the gateway of stop and frisk to the wholesale mass incarceration of Black and Brown people," said Dix to the assembled marchers. "We are serious and we will continue until we Stop Stop & Frisk!” The crowd chanted, “Stop & Frisk don’t stop the crime, Stop & Frisk IS the crime,” as arrestees were carried to waiting police vans. A solidarity march to 33rd Precinct ensused, where arrestees were said to be held.
NEW YORK – Nearly two dozen demonstrators arrested last year while protesting the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy have gone on trial.
Some 22 people arrested in October outside a Harlem police station appeared in court Monday.
Two accepted offers to get their cases dismissed by staying out of trouble for six months.
The group on trial includes Princeton University professor and civil rights activist Cornel West. It's one of the biggest groups to go to trial together over political protest arrests in New York City in recent years.
Police say protestors blocked the entrance to the precinct and ignored orders to leave.
Defense lawyers have said there's reasonable doubt that any laws were broken.
The judge on Monday barred them from making another argument: that the protestors' conduct was justified.
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In a federal lawsuit filed on Wednesday, local civil rights leaders are accusing the New York Police Department of misusing permission from landlords to patrol inside thousands of private city buildings by conducting stop and frisks that unfairly target blacks and Latinos.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S District Court in Manhattan, is the most recent in a series of accusations that the NYPD is abusing its stop-and-frisk policies.
Brought by 13 current and former city residents, the new suit targets the NYPD practice known as Operation Clean Halls. Under the program, which has been around since 1991, landlords of thousands of low-income buildings, mostly in the Bronx, sign up to allow NYPD officers to roam the halls, corridors and courtyards in an effort to reduce crime.