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There’s no ‘Hood Disease’ after all

A viral clip using the term “Hood Disease” to describe the impact of trauma on inner-city youth raised eyebrows last week, and rightfully so. The term was used in a story during last Friday’s newscast on KPIX-TV, a CBS affiliate in San Francisco. The story highlighted children who lived in “virtual war zones” who repeatedly experience trauma. 

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NYCLU Lauches Stop and Frisk Watch Mobile App; Allows Users to Monitor Police Activity

An amazing new mobile phone app allows users to record and document a stop and frisk encounter, share the incident with other users, and report police misconduct. The app was created by the NYCLU to empower New Yorkers to hold the NYPD accountable for abusive behavior

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NYPD ‘Stopped and Frisked’ 684,330 People in 2011; Only 12 Percent Were Actually Charged

According to NBC New York, the NYPD’s “stops and frisks” have hit an all-time high; a whopping 684,330 people in 2011 alone. Of those individuals, only 12 percent were actually charged with anything. At this point, is the NYPD’s “stop and frisk” program even remotely justified?

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