Police clad in riot gear fired rubber bullets and tear gas at predominantly black residents near a QuikTrip in Ferguson, Missouri. They were protesting the killing of an unarmed black teen shot by police on Saturday. It was the same QuikTrip that was set on fire and looted on Sunday night.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday August 12, 2014 1:23 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday November 11, 2013 11:39 am|
A motion to reconsider a ruling in a lawsuit brought by victims of stop-and-frisk against the policy and practice carried out by the New York Police Department has been filed in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday November 6, 2013 8:15 pm|
The president of Brown University has announced the establishment of a committee to investigate what happened on October 29, when NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly faced protest at a speaking event. The university may even choose to hold certain individuals or organization responsible for violating the “Code of Student Conduct.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday January 8, 2013 1:15 pm|
A judge in New York has ruled the New York Police Department must cease to perform “trespass stops” outside certain buildings in the Bronx without reasonable suspicion of trespass. The judge has determined the practice of “stop and frisks” is inherently unlawful or unconstitutional and should not be employed without “reasonable suspicion of trespass.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday October 9, 2012 6:55 pm|
In a powerful short documentary posted by The Nation, a New York Police Department (NYPD) veteran, who has been part of the department for fifteen years, says of stop and frisks, “People don’t like police because of the harassment. And what civilians don’t understand is that the police department is forcing us to do these stops or you’re going to get penalized.”
The documentary by Ross Tuttle, which is called, “The Hunted and the Hated: An Inside Look at the NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisk Policy,” contains “secretly captured” audio of a stop-and-frisk action by police that is the “one of the only known recordings” of such an action.