stop and frisk

Michael Bloomberg has entered his name into the presidential race for 2020, and now he’s having to answer for some ham-handed policies during his reign as mayor of New York. The billionaire businessman is now apologizing for the city’s overuse and reliance on its uneven “stop and frisk” tactic, which is still a sore spot […]

It is beyond apparent that Donald Trump and DJ Envy are not the types of people who would be targeted in a stop and frisk situation by police. That isn’t stopping them from believing that the intrusive and seemingly discriminatory practice was a good thing for New York and other areas.

If you’re wondering why there’s a lack of Black officers on the NYPD Chief Bill Bratton has an answer. Bratton says it’s hard to hire Black applicants because “so many” of them have criminal records.

Thursday (Oct. 31), a Manhattan federal judge who ruled in August that the NYPD‘s “stop-and-frisk” policy was unconstitutional has been blocked and removed from presiding over the case. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin‘s decision to reform stop-and-frisk and removed her from the case involving the policy […]

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg probably wishes he could take this comment back. In a recent interview, Bloomberg stated that mayoral candidate and NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s campaign is “racist.”

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has suffered setbacks regarding the NYPD‘s “stop-and-frisk” policy, this after the City Council overrode and voted against  his veto of bills designed to curtail the practice. Attacking the New York Times earlier this year, and later President Barack Obama via an op-ed, Bloomberg is now on the offensive.

A joint sting operation in New York busted up two major gun rings, with 19 persons arrested and seized 254 weapons in total. Although rapper Matthew “Neno” Best was at best a low-level operative, his actions on social media helped NYPD investigators nab the individual for brokering the sales of the guns in Brooklyn.

Trayvon Martin‘s shooting death last year in Florida sparked a number of nationwide debates surrounding racial profiling. Over the weekend, the NYPD’s controversial “stop-and-frisk” tactic was challenged by Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, who stated the practice unfairly targets people of color.

Mayor Bloomberg has a knack for drawing criticism and firing up conspiracy theorists. This week, Mr. Stop-And-Frisk suggested that all public housing residents should be fingerprinted to enter their homes, for their own safety. 

On Monday (August 12), United States District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that the New York Police Department‘s “stop-and-frisk” tactic was unconstitutional. Today (August 16), city officials filed to appeal the federal ruling.

Actor and White House official Kal Penn, known for his role in the popular Harold & Kumar stoner flicks, shocked fans and critics of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” policy alike. Penn tweeted Tuesday (August 13) that the police tactic was “good policy” and refused to back down from his stance.

A major blow was struck against the New York Police Department‘s controversial “stop-and-frisk” tactic earlier today (August 12). A federal judge has ruled that the practice violates the constitutional rights of minority citizens in the city.