Stop and Frisk

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New York Times journalist speaks about ‘stop and frisk’

Jim Dwyer, a journalist with The New York Times, spoke in front of an audience of 45 people about “stop and frisk” on April 15. Dwyer joined The New York Times in 2001 following a career where he won two Pulitzer Prizes, prestigious awards given to journalists, and wrote six books. Dwyer stated that 700,000 […]

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CUNY professor debates stop and frisk policy

New York City’s stop and frisk program is considered by many to be inherently problematic and racist. According to data by the New York Civil Liberties Union, 532,911 people were stopped in 2012, of which 87 percent were black and Latino. The program has come under fire from minorities, civil rights groups and academics, including […]

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As Stop and Frisk Trial Continues, New Report Details Impact of Marijuana Arrests

“Bogus.” Bogus is the word the New York Police Department used in response to the numerous studies and reports that Queens College sociologist Harry Levine has made. His recent report, “One Million Police Hours: Making 440,000 Marijuana Possession Arrests in New York City, 2002-2012,”  details how much time and energy is invested by the NYPD […]

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