Brad Lander has spent his career working for affordable housing, good jobs, and livable communities in Brooklyn and throughout New York.
Cop Watch NYC exists to help New Yorkers document and expose unprofessional police behavior and hold the police accountable. The site can be used as a resource for individuals, organizations and teams of community members who are looking for training and support to help them safely conduct Cop Watch in their communities.
The Justice Department strongly endorsed a monitor to oversee changes if a judge were to find the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk practices to be unconstitutional.
Black Americans were nearly four times as likely as whites to be arrested for marijuana possession in 2010, but both groups used the drug at similar rates, federal data shows.
Whether stop and frisk has lowered crime and the impact on communities of color that have experienced the most stops will shape Bloomberg’s legacy on crime.
Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) - PSA: Stop-and-Frisk and the NYPD are on Trial (by CCRmedia)