The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) has been fighting against discriminatory policing practices — like stop and frisk — in New York and beyond for many years. We’ve brought you data documenting the skyrocketing numbers of stops and racial disparities. This summer we brought you the stories behind the numbers, sharing the experiences of those who have been stopped and frisked.
Now, CCR has launched new features on our website, Stop and Frisk: the Human Impact, including an interactive map that houses podcasts of people telling their stories about being stopped by the NYPD, and an infographic that illustrates the impact of stop and frisk on communities in New York. Visit the interactive map feature here and share the podcasts widely. You can also listen to all the podcasts here.The new website features dovetail with increased media scrutiny of stop and frisk and its impact, a landmark legislative package introduced in the New York City Council and scheduled hearings on the issue this month, and comes on the heels of a rally attended by nearly one thousand people calling for NYPD accountability outside New York City Hall in late September. Just today, CCR joined with fellow advocates, and affected community members to testify at an important New York City Council Legislative Hearing for the Community Safety Act, a landmark police reform legislative package. We will be sure to keep you updated with developments in our struggle for social justice. Please check out two hearings happening later in the New York City-area.
• October 23 Field Hearing on stop and frisk in Brooklyn, New York
Please join CCR, fellow advocates, and affected community members at this important field hearing on stop and frisk in Brooklyn, New York, presented by the New York City Council Committee on Civil Rights.
• October 24 Field Hearing on stop and frisk in Queens, New York
Please join CCR, fellow advocates, and affected community members at this important field hearing on stop and frisk in Queens, New York, presented by the New York City Council Committee on Civil Rights.
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