As more and more New Yorkers have learned about the divisive, discriminatory policing practices of the NYPD, media coverage of the issue has increased. Here are a few of the most recent and the most important stories about the issue.
- "Thousands March Silently to Protest Stop-and-Frisk Policies," John Leland and Colin Moynihan, New York Times, Jun. 17, 2012
- "Policing by the Numbers" (op-ed), John A. Eterno, New York Times, Jun. 17, 2012
- "Thousands march in silence against NYPD's 'Stop and Frisk'," Frederick Bernas, CNN, Jun. 18, 2012
- "Political Opponents of Stop and Frisk Explain Why and How They Want the Policy to End," Hunter Walker, Politicker, Jun. 18, 2012
Know Your Rights
You have rights and you are not alone in being stopped by the NYPD. If you are stopped by the police; if you’re the victim of discriminatory policing practices; or if you see something that’s not right happen in your neighborhood, these resources tell you what you need to know:
- CPR: Know Your Rights! Help End Discriminatory, Abuse & Illegal Policing
- NYCLU: What To Do If You’re Stopped By The Police
- Justice Committee: Know Your Rights
More to the Story
Stop and frisk and other discriminatory policing targets New Yorkers from various backgrounds, including: low-income communities of color, homeless people, lgbt people, people with disabilities, immigrants, youth and women. Here are some resources that can help you learn more about how different communities are affected by current policing practices.
- Picture the Homeless: Pattern and Practice: Systemic Violations of the Rights of Homeless New Yorkers by the NYPD
- INCITE! : Law Enforcement Violence Against Women on Color and Transgender People of Color
- Amnesty International: Stonewalled: Police Misconduct and Abuse Against LGBT People in the United States
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