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“Stops and Frisks” Racially Profiled

Posted by T. Resnikoff // August 12th 2013 // Issues and Trends // no comments

The 4th Amendment vs Mass-Incarceration


U.S. District Court Rules Police Racially Profiled Targets, Moves to Reform “Stop and Frisk”

U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin wrote, “The city’s highest officials have turned a blind eye to the evidence that officers are conducting stops in a racially discriminatory manner… In their zeal to defend a policy that they believe to be effective, they have willfully ignored overwhelming proof that the policy of targeting “the right people” is racially discriminatory,” and ordering an independent monitor  to oversee changes of the New York City Police Department policy. Read the story on Huffington Post.


Other Ways to Resist the Policy of Mass-Incarceration –

The New Jim Crow & Mass Incarceration on UUA.org

UUs Resisting New Jim Crow & Mass Incarceration Facebook Group

Youth Caucus statement for AIW 2 on the racist mistreatment by police of young people of color.

Buy “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color-blindness


– See more at: http://blueboat.blogs.uua.org/2013/08/08/resist-the-new-jim-crow/#sthash.wXRCYG19.dpuf

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Ted Resnikoff is the Digital Communications Editor at the Unitarian Universalist Association.
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