End the Stop-and-Frisk Policy

Last year in New York City 85% of those stopped and frisked were black or Hispanic. Out of 685,724 stops, 605,328 were determined to have not engaged in any unlawful behavior. 

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This stop-and-frisk policy is clearly flawed– the majority of stops are based on racial profiling rather than truly suspicious behavior, as evidenced by the statistics above. This policy is racist and creates a culture of fear for many NYC residents– particularly men of color. Yet Mayor Bloomberg continues to defend the policy.

In response to Bloomberg’s ignorance, the NAACP has organized a Silent March Against Racial Profiling. The march will take place on NYC’s 5th Avenue this Sunday, June 17th. 

Read more about the flaws of the stop-and-frisk policy here; learn more about Sunday’s march here. If you have friends or family that live in New York let them know about this!

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