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Bill 'CompStat' Bratton Is New York's Top Cop Again

Bill ‘CompStat’ Bratton Is New York’s Top Cop Again

by Carla Murphy on December 5 2013, 12:00PM

Will Bill Bratton, the pioneer of ‘broken windows’ policing and CompStat, be able to repair the NYPD’s relationship with communities of color?

Topics: Criminal Justice, Stop and Frisk

South Asian New Yorkers Speak Out Against Stop and Frisk

South Asian New Yorkers Speak Out Against Stop and Frisk

by Jamilah King on August 21 2013, 11:45AM

Because they’re being targeted, too.

Topics: /NOW, Stop and Frisk

The Economics of Stop and Frisk

The Economics of Stop and Frisk

by Imara Jones on August 18 2013, 3:12PM

The inequitable application of our laws and unjustifiable focus of the criminal justice system on people of color has always been big business.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Economy, Stop and Frisk

Stop and Frisk, South Asians and Kal Penn's Tweets

Stop and Frisk, South Asians and Kal Penn’s Tweets

by Rinku Sen, Deepa Iyer on August 16 2013, 3:26PM

South Asian leaders oppose stop and frisk, and Kal Penn agrees.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Movement, Stop and Frisk

Judge Rules That NYC's Stop-and-Frisk Violates Rights, Orders Monitor

Judge Rules That NYC’s Stop-and-Frisk Violates Rights, Orders Monitor

by Jamilah King on August 12 2013, 11:23AM

A federal judge ruled on Monday that the New York City Police Department’s Stop-and-Frisk policy unlawfully targeted people on the basis of race.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Stop and Frisk

NYPD to Clear Stop-and-Frisk Names Database

NYPD to Clear Stop-and-Frisk Names Database

by Von Diaz on August 8 2013, 11:33AM

The New York Civil Liberties Union reached an agreement with New York City yesterday to remove the names of people whose cases were dismissed after being stopped.

Topics: /NOW, Stop and Frisk

Is Obama Poised To Create Stop-and-Frisk Nation?

Is Obama Poised To Create Stop-and-Frisk Nation?

by Brentin Mock on July 18 2013, 1:51PM

Amidst national debates around racial profiling, Obama endorses the head cheerleader for stop-and-frisk policies to head Homeland Security.

Topics: National Security, /NOW, Stop and Frisk

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly 'Wanted to Instill Fear' in Black and Latino Men

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly ‘Wanted to Instill Fear’ in Black and Latino Men

by Jorge Rivas on April 3 2013, 11:08AM

The testimony of a New York state senator in landmark trial reveals the commissioner’s stop-and-frisk intentions.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Stop and Frisk

Video Exclusive: David Floyd on Why He Sued NYPD Play

Video Exclusive: David Floyd on Why He Sued NYPD

by Seth Freed Wessler, Jay Smooth on March 25 2013, 6:00AM

Hours before he left the country for medical school, Colorlines.com caught up with David Floyd, the man who put his name on the biggest stop and frisk suit around. Here’s why he put himself on the line for this federal case.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Stop and Frisk

Dispatch From Brooklyn: Fraying Patience With NYPD's Protection

Dispatch From Brooklyn: Fraying Patience With NYPD’s Protection

by Jamilah King on March 18 2013, 11:03AM

As the department’s stop-and-frisk program heads to court this week, the scene in Flatbush reveals just how tired many communities have become of the city’s policing style.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Dispatches, Stop and Frisk

What's in Store for Oakland With 'Supercop' William Bratton on the Beat?

What’s in Store for Oakland With ‘Supercop’ William Bratton on the Beat?

by Ali Winston on February 5 2013, 8:48AM

The city is struggling with violent crime and police scandal. But is Bratton’s reputation for cleaning up both things earned, or just saber-rattling and good PR.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Stop and Frisk

How 'Stop-and-Frisk' (Not So) Quietly Became the Center of NYC Politics

How ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ (Not So) Quietly Became the Center of NYC Politics

by Seth Freed Wessler on June 18 2012, 9:00AM

Thousands gathered on Father’s Day for a silent march to protest the NYPD’s ‘stop-and-frisk’ program. The move helped crystallize how over a decade of organizing against police brutality has made the issue a focal point of the city’s upcoming mayoral election.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Stop and Frisk

Voices from Brooklyn: Racial Profiling's Part of Everyday Life Here Play

Voices from Brooklyn: Racial Profiling’s Part of Everyday Life Here

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 2 2010, 1:00PM

It’s not just Arizona. ColorLines speaks with young black men in Brownsville, Brooklyn, about living with NYPD’s profiling policy.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Stop and Frisk