Bloomberg's Apartheid Stop-And-Frisk Could Violate Rights of Almost One Million Citizens' In 2012

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At the rate that the New York Police Department is stopping and frisking, nearly one million New Yorkers --800,000 at the current rate-- would have been halted by the police by year's end. This clearly shows that New York City has become a Police State.

[Police Watch]

A published recent report   on May 12, 2012 reveals that the New York Police Department conducted more than 200,000 frisk searches in the first three months of this year alone, a 10 percent increase from the same period last year, even as critics say the practice is racially discriminatory. The Police target Black and Latino young males.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York Police Department (NYPD) Comissioner Raymond Kelly continue ignore their critics.

Last year the NYPD reported that it stopped-and-frisked a record 685,724 people with less than 6% of those who were stopped and frisked actually being arrested or giving summonses for petty offenses such as: jaywalking; urinating in public; noise pollution; opened alcoholic beverage containers; tinted car windows; riding a bicycle on the sidewalk; and, the possession of small amounts of marijuana.

At the rate that the New York Police Department is stopping and frisking, nearly one million New Yorkers --800,000 at the current rate-- would have been halted by the police by year's end. This clearly shows that New York City has become a Police State. Instead of serving and protecting the City's residents, the police violate their rights, while harassing and abusing them instead.

The staggering numbers that continue to come out, along with the reckless behavior of the New York Police Department, shows that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the U.S. Department of Justice needs to intervene.

We have an Apartheid-style policing at the New York Police Department.


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