Activists Plan Stop-And-Frisk March On Sunday
The New York Police Department is reveling in the news released this week that homicides recorded in the city are at an all-time low, and have dropped 19 percent since the previous year. Supporters of the NYPD are pointing to these numbers as evidence that stop-and-frisk policing is working to prevent violent crime.
Count activist Louis Flores as someone who is not buying what the NYPD is selling, as he is one of the main drivers behind a planned march against the controversial law enforcement tactic that has disproportionately affected minority communities, including his own in Jackson Heights–where the march will take place.
“I’d like to know how many people in my community were stopped and how many homicides have been prevented, but they don’t give those statistics,” Flores said. “It’s just a generality, a political spin that they offer to justify stop and frisk. They’re in a defensive position where they feel like they have to justify what they’re doing and they point to a decrease in homicide rate, but I don’t believe it.”
The message that Flores hopes will arise from the protest is that the City Council–and Speaker Christine Quinn in particular–should pull funding for the stop-and-frisk program during city budget negotiations. Quinn has addressed some of the problems related to stop-and-frisk in the past, but has not signed on as a sponsor to the Community Safety Act, the proposed legislation in the Council that would specifically prohibit race-based profiling by police officers, among other measures. Flores hopes that Quinn and the City Council will take action and end the practice altogether.
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Listen to American Life Interview that has Adrian Schoolcraft audio recordings and you will never believe what the NYPD are selling when it comes to stop and frisks.
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What has Internal Affairs down about that?
Internal Affairs allegedly betrayed Adrian Schoolcraft and accusations continue to fly that IA is covering up crimes not investigating them unless a Federal Agency comes in.
CCRB remains closed down and it is time for an a new commission like Mollen and Knapp and Federal Agencies to come in because the NYPD are out of control and the three trials in the Bronx along with the Queens DA ruling on the Schoolcraft abduction by his NYPD commanders is more than a red light as well as growing anger amongst New Yorkers demanding outside monitor of NYPD.