The widely condemned police practice was abandoned in New York City after a federal judge struck it down as unconstitutional, finding that it disproportionately targeted minorities.
In an NPR interview, the poet discusses race in America and reads a poem she wrote in the aftermath of the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, who were shot and killed by police officers.
What if there were a magical place where blacks could escape the indignities, dangers and inconveniences of racism?
"My Brother's Keeper" has a much nicer ring than "Stop and Frisk." It also promises to be a more effective, less self-defeating way to address the interlocking social and economic crises afflicting young men of color.
New York City's newly installed mayor, Bill de Blasio, has tapped Bill Bratton to run the NYPD under his watch, and the returning chief stepped up Thursday with a plan to target and reduce one of the most controversial tactics practiced by the city's police force.
The Los Angeles record of New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's appointee as police commissioner suggests street searches will remain central to policing but possibly improved through better targeting and community relations.
By trumpeting economic and civil rights issues, New York Public Advocate Bill de Blasio got himself elected Tuesday night to the highest office in the biggest city in America.
A federal appeals court blocked a judge's ruling that the New York Police Department's controversial stop-and-frisk policy was unconstitutional and ordered she be removed from the case.
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