End NYPD's "Stop and Frisk" Policy for Public Housing Residents
  • Petitioned Raymond Kelly

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Raymond Kelly
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New York Governor
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End NYPD's "Stop and Frisk" Policy for Public Housing Residents

    1. Megan  Cottrell
    2. Petition by

      Megan Cottrell

      Chicago, IL

Tenants in public housing in New York are suing the NYPD over its "stop-and-frisk" policy - a policy that allows police to stop ordinary citizens, question and frisk them, regardless of any reasonable suspicion. When police representatives were asked to explain and answer questions about the policy for residents, they were silent.

Under the policy, whether or not the police catch you doing anything wrong, your name goes into a database kept by the NYPD. The state branch of the American Civil Liberties Union says the policy violates a state law that requires that criminal records be sealed if someone is acquitted.

Being a public housing resident isn't grounds for an illegal search or to be detained. Let's find policing strategies where officers engage the people they're supposed to serve and protect, not antagonize them.

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. New York's 'Stop-and-Frisk' Policy is About Race, Not Crime

      Charles Davis
      Petition Organizer

      Regrettably, in many parts of the country “driving while black” is still likely to get one pulled over and harassed by police. In New York City, though, simply being black is enough get you stopped and frisked.
      In 2009 alone, more than half a...

    3. New York's 81st Precinct Can't Stay Out of the News

      Charles Davis
      Petition Organizer

      The snowball Adrian Schoolcraft rolled down the side of the hill that is the NYPD is still going, and picking up steam.
      As we've been reporting, Schoolcraft accused the NYPD of pushing quotas on officers, and fudging crime stats by downgrading crime...

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    • Belgium Chocolate LOS ANGELES, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      the NYPD and LAPD are a disgrace. These thugs should have to have degrees in sociology, psychology, or political science. They consistently display a lack of understanding and knowledge of atrocities committed by the police on behalf of the capitalist class.

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    • Rita Holley LUBBOCK, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      WOW!! is this profiling? I thought that was not allowed in the land of the free. We can't do it at airports against passengers from Eastern countries. It is just another way to intimidate the poor and minorities. So much for civil rights in America.

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    • Martha Ovalle BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      We all know in NYC the NYPD doesn't just enforce it's "stop and frisk" policy on public housing citizens. This BS really needs to stop!

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    • Max Waller PACOIMA, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Community police relations begin with better communications. Many people from other countries have experienced documented aggressive and corrupt behavior from local to the national level, who have their mistrust reinforced behavior. Please support better relations.

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    • "Jaya" Sensintaffar ROSEVILLE, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Greetings,

      I was disturbed to learn recently that tenants in public housing in New York are suing the NYPD over its "stop-and-frisk" policy - a policy that allows police to stop ordinary citizens, question and frisk them, regardless of any reasonable suspicion. Further, when police representatives were asked to explain and answer questions about the policy for residents, they were silent.

      Being a public housing resident isn't grounds for an illegal search or to be detained. Let's find policing strategies where officers engage the people they're supposed to serve and protect, not antagonize them. We encourage you to do your part to end the stop and frisk policy and help generate policing strategies that keep communities safe and don't violate their civil rights

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