Landmark Federal Ruling Finds NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Program Unconstitutional

On August 12, 2013,  Judge Schira Scheindlin, presiding over the Floyd v. City of New York stop-and-frisk trial, ruled that the NYPD had indeed systematically violated the 4th and 14th Amendment rights of thousands of New Yorkers. In her nearly 200 page decision, she concluded "that the city’s highest officials have turned a blind eye to the evidence that officers are conducting stops in a racially discriminatory manner.”  More info...

CPR Launches Video Series to Highlight Human Impact of Stop-and-Frisk

On June 30, 2013, Communities United For Police Reform launched a new video series to highlight the negative impact of the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy. Produced by Firelight Films, the short documentaries tell the stories of ordinary New Yorkers – and how they and their neighborhoods have been impacted by the policy. For additional information, to watch the full videos, and connect with others on this issue, please visit:
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The first step in protecting your rights is knowing them! CPR has developed a brief booklet to help New Yorkers of all backgrounds understand their rights when interacting with the police.  Print copies are available through CPR member groups, or you can download it here.  


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