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Chicago Police Made More Street Stops Last Year Than NYPD

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By Diamond 12:19 pm March 23, 2015   The Chicago police made more street stops last year than the NYPD did at the height of their stop-and-frisk initiative reports the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. The study found that the Chicago police stopped African-Americans at a disproportionately higher rate than Latinos and whites. All together, more […]

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Study: stop-and-frisk linked to trauma in black men

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:26 pm October 20, 2014 According to a study released by the American Journal of Public Health, aggressive policing likely has an adverse effect on the mental health of young men, particularly young black men in New York City. The study appears to reveal higher rates of feelings of stress, anxiety and […]

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A victory for stop-and-frisk protesters

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:24 pm June 20, 2014 A State Supreme Court Justice has ruled that city police unions cannot block a local law that makes it easier for the public to sue police for racial profiling. Judge Anil Singh upheld the Community Safety Act passed by the City Council last year. 

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Update: Philadelphia DA to investigate stop-and-frisk injury claim

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:28 pm February 7, 2014 Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said that his office would investigate 16-year-old Darrin Manning’s claim that a female police officer seriously injured his testicles during a stop-and-frisk. During a news conference on Thursday, Williams said, “when allegations are made about misconduct from a police officer, it erodes […]

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New York stop-and-frisk appeal on hold

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:03 pm January 30, 2014 Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a road map to end New York City’s appeal of a judge’s stop-and-frisk ruling. De Blasio’s announcement means that the city believes what Michael Bloomberg did not— that the previous administration abused stop-and-frisk policing.  The practice has long been criticized for racially […]

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Court date set for teen injured during stop-and-frisk, charged with aggravated assault & resisting arrest

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:34 pm January 24, 2014 A Philadelphia teen who alleges that a female police officer injured his groin during a stop-and-frisk will be prosecuted on March 7. Darrin Manning faces misdemeanor charges of aggravated assault and resisting arrest in connection with the incident. 

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16-year-old says he suffered serious injuries during stop-and-frisk, arrest

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:18 am January 15, 2014 A 16-year-old Philadelphia charter school student is recovering from serious injuries caused by police. Darrin Manning suffered serious injuries to his genitals during the stop-and-frisk, which led to the teen being sent to the hospital.

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Charges dropped, residents released from jail after ‘cocaine’ proves to be soap

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:57 am December 17, 2013 New York police have dropped charges against two New York residents who spent almost a month in jail for allegedly harboring cocaine. Tests confirmed two kilograms seized from the pair by police was actually soap.

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‘Bill of Rights’ created to stop racial profiling

By BYP @blackyouthproj 5:05 pm December 9, 2013 Civil rights leaders and retail executives met Monday to announce a “bill of rights” for shoppers. The list comes after a string of controversial claims made by African American customers while shopping at high-end retail stores in New York City.

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Black police officer says she was racially profiled, falsely arrested by white cops while off duty

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:35 am December 6, 2013   A black police officer says she was improperly charged with resisting arrest by two white officers from her own department last week. Officer Delores Sharp, a 19-year veteran of the Nassau County Police Department, said she immediately identified herself as an officer during the Nov. 29 […]

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