If you're one of the NYPD's lucky stop and frisk customers this year (183,326 and counting!) the police is giving you a slightly less opaque reason as to why they roughed you up. New forms that officers fill out following a stop include a "Reason for Force Used" field, that give officers the choice of checking a box that describes the situation leading up to the rough stop.
Break out the bubbly, precinct captains; the NYPD has broken its previous record for the number of stop and frisks in a single year! NYPD officers made 601,055 street stops in 2010, the first time that number has topped the 600K mar... Read Post
Despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of citizens who've been stopped and frisked by police for no reason are black or Latino, the NYPD insists racial profiling isn't an entrenched problem. Some black officers would beg to... Read Post