In the Media

Stop-and-Frisk: NYPD stands its ground while facing sharp criticism

05/12/2012
FoxNews.com

Baltimore native Chris Bilal was walking through his adopted Brooklyn neighborhood when he was stopped by a police officer. The NYPD officer peppered the 24-year-old with questions about where he lived, requested Bilal's ID and rummaged through his bag.

"I was coming home from the Laundromat and I was stopped by the police officer. Asking me, 'Let me see your ID. 'Where are you from?' 'Do you live around here?' "

NYC Needs CPR

03/29/2012
Huffington Post

Though Commissioner Ray Kelly promised to investigate the murder of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham in the Bronx, community members who have spent their entire lives surviving in neighborhoods under the intimidating eye of police patrols and perennial surveillance towers already know the cause of death: the NYPD's discriminatory, unlawful, and abusive policing practices.

Know Your Rights! Advocates Take on Stop-and-Frisk In Bronx Mural

03/09/2012
Village Voice

Activists speaking out against the New York Police Department's controversial stop-and-frisk policy are unveiling a new weapon: art!

Last month, we reported on the formation of a coalition called Communities United for Police Reform, or CPR, which has brought together dozens of groups under a unified campaign to push for increased police accountability (and to make stop-and-frisk and police reform important topics in the upcoming mayoral election).

Councilman seeks NYPD reform

03/08/2012
New York Amsterdam News

Last week, City Councilman Jumaane Williams announced he would continue his fight against what he considers discriminatory practices by the NYPD.

Williams launched legislative efforts to raise NYPD accountability at a stated meeting of the City Council, introducing three bills aimed at ensuring safer streets and better policing for all New Yorkers.

Council Members Push NYPD Reform to Curb Stop-and-Frisk Practice

02/29/2012
WNYC News Blog

A coalition of City Council members and advocates led by Councilman Jumaane Williams of Brooklyn introduced Wednesday a package of police reform bills the group says will bring greater accountability to the NYPD.

The elected officials and advocates who stood outside City Hall on Wednesday form a group called Communities United For Police Reform, which intends to make police reform a major issue in the upcoming mayoral election.

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