The ineffective and costly NYPD tactic of Stop, Question, Frisk has been aggressively expanded in recent years, and communities of color are suffering disrespect, humiliation and other grave consequences as a result. Last year, more than 600,000 New Yorkers were stopped and frisked.
- Members of Black and Latino communities are 9 times as likely as white people to be stopped and frisked by the NYPD even though they are arrested at the same rates as whites.
- Fewer than 3% of all stops-and-frisks have yielded weapons or contraband.
- Discriminatory policing practices have a chilling effect on police-community relations, make community members less likely to report crime, and make many community members feel less safe.
Make the Road New York, NY State's largest community-based membership organization of more than 10,000 low-income New Yorkers;
Council Member Jumaane Williams,
Numerous other City and State elected officials
WHEN: Wednesday, October 12th (Rain or Shine)
10:30 am - Cadman Plaza Park West to march over the Brooklyn Bridge
Noon - Rally at City Hall Park (Broadway and Park Place)
Photo Opportunity / Interviews with affected families available