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

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 trauma in young men who experienced multiple stop-and-frisk […]

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A victory for stop-and-frisk protesters

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

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 the public’s trust of law enforcement.”

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New York stop-and-frisk appeal on hold

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 profiling minorities. 

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

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

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

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

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

  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 confrontation with an officer while she was shopping […]

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Macy’s subpeonaed by Commission on Human Rights for failing to submit information for racial profiling case

New York City’s Commission on Human Rights has slapped Macy’s Inc. with a subpeona. The action came last week after the high-end retail chain failed to provide the commission with security policies and theft data.

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