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Is Stop-and-Frisk Worth It?

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  • Tue 13 Aug, 2013

    Ruling that NYC’s Stop and Frisk is Unconstitutional a “Major Blow to Bloomberg Administration’s Discriminatory Policing Tactics” says ColorOfChange

    Civil Rights Group Urges Diligence Monitoring Law Enforcement through CopWatchNYC.org

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  • Mon 22 Jul, 2013

    As New Grand Jury Considers Re-Indictment of Richard Haste, Civil Rights Leaders Reflect on Trayvon Martin and Ramarley Graham Cases

    Bronx, New York: Last week, the Bronx District Attorney's Office began a new grand jury process to consider re-indicting Richard Haste, the NYPD officer who killed Ramarley Graham in his Bronx home on Feb. 2, 2012. This forward progress in the Haste case comes on the heels of the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who in the same month killed a different black youth in Florida — Trayvon Martin.   Soon after Graham's killing last year, a Bronx grand jury indicted Haste on two counts of manslaughter; the first indictment of an NYPD officer for killing a civilian since 2007. However, this past May, Judge Steven Barrett   Now the process has begun again. The new grand jury will hear witness statements and consider evidence against Haste over the next several weeks behind closed doors. It will conclude with a decision to either re-indict Haste or let him walk free.

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  • Wed 12 Jun, 2013

    CopWatchNYC.org Launches to Empower Everyday Citizens to Hold Police Accountable

    Created by ColorOfChange.org, Peoples’ Justice, Communities United for Police Reform Website Offers Best Practices on How to Effectively “Cop Watch,” and Deal with Police Misconduct and Discrimination

    ColorOfChange.org, Peoples' Justice and Communities United for Police Reform have joined together to provide New Yorkers with an important organizing tool against police violence, brutality and discrimination. The new community-based website, CopWatchNYC.org, will empower community members to safely and legally monitor and expose police misconduct and discrimination by encouraging New Yorkers to actively observe and film police encounters to hold officers accountable.

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