“The Worst Racial Profiling Program in the Country”: NAACP President on NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Program

Posted: 05/21/2012 in Uncategorized

Indiĝenaj Inteligenteco

A federal judge has granted class action status to a lawsuit opposing the New York City Police Department’s controversial stop-and-frisk program, opening the door to legal recourse for hundreds of thousands of people targeted by police. The judge’s ruling cited the city’s “deeply troubling apathy” toward the constitutional rights of New Yorkers. A recent study by the New York Civil Liberties Union found the NYPD program is racially skewed and largely ineffective, with blacks and Latinos making up 87 percent of people stopped last year. We speak to Benjamin Jealous, president of the NAACP. [Includes rush transcript]

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