NYPD 'Stop And Frisk' Report Pinpoints 101 Precinct
The New York City Police Department, under order by the courts, has released its most recent “Stop and Frisk” report, which covers the period of July 1 to September 30 of this year, and that report shows that the 101 Precinct in Far Rockaway was among the most active in the city.
The New York Civil Liberties Union, which brought the lawsuit freeing up the information, said that, “Entire neighborhoods in New York City are turning into Constitution-free zones. A walk to the subway or the corner deli should not carry the assumption that you will be confronted by police, but that is the disturbing reality for many New Yorkers. Racially based policing undermines the trust between residents and police, harming public safety.”
The advocacy group argues that the precincts with the most stops are predominantly black and Latino, such as the 101 Precinct, while those with the fewest stops are predominantly white.