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Gun violence is a serious problem all over the city, but the East River Houses in Harlem have been hit particularly hard by the recent rise in shootings. According to ABC7, three shootings have killed two people in the past week. In this climate, it is totally understandable are scared and looking for solutions. But […]

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Capital New York examined data from reported police stops between 2005 and 2014 and compared those numbers with shootings in the city and found no conclusive link between number of stops and number of shootings. The controversial, unconstitutional policy of stopping “suspicious” people is ideally meant to stop violent crime before it happens, but mostly […]

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An NYPD officer allegedly took $1,300 from a man’s pocket in Coney Island during a stop-and-frisk, reports the Daily News. The money has not been accounted for. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office is investigating. In video footage recorded at the scene, the cop frisking construction worker Lamard Joye “appears to reach into Joye’s pocket and pull out a thick wad of […]

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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced his plan to bring stop-and-frisk to the Bay Area last week, unleashing a well-deserved backlash from SF citizens. NYC Councilman Jumaane Williams, who spoke at the Million Hoodie March for Trayvon Martin back in March and proposed in February that officers give out a business card with their info […]

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A coalition of over 115 community groups are holding a silent march on Father’s Day, protesting Ray Kelly and the NYPD’s policy of stop-and-frisk. Check out their new video above. And similar to the “We are the 99%” tumblr, some teenagers started a tumblr decrying the number of times they’ve been stopped. As we all […]

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