Thursday, October 13, 2011

Brooklyn Bridge March Against NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk Abuse

Close to a thousand black and Latino youth and their supporters from Make the Road New York rallied in Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn yesterday. They were protesting the NYPD's discriminatory stop-and-frisk policy. After the rally they marched over the Brooklyn Bridge to New York City Hall Park.

According to MRNY, blacks and Latinos are nine times as likely as whites to be stopped and frisked by the NYPD, even though they are no more likely to be arrested. Black and Latino youth say they are frequently shoved to the ground or spread-eagled on the hood of a car by police and frisked -- for no reason other than their race or neighborhood.

Transgender women say police target them as well, acting as if they are committing sex crimes every time they walk outside at night.

More here.

Photos by MK Metz

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