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  • Stop_and_frisk
    A historic trial is underway challenging the New York City Police Department’s controversial "stop-and-frisk" policy as unconstitutional and unfairly targeting people of color. Recent data shows the vast majority of the five million people stopped and frisked by the NYPD over the past decade are African American or Latino, with nearly 90 percent neither ticketed nor arrested. We play secretly recorded police tapes heard in the...
    April 04, 2013 | Story
  • Stop_and_frisk
    A federal judge has ruled that New York City police are not allowed to routinely stop pedestrians outside of private residential buildings in the Bronx. The stops are part of the so-called Clean Halls program, which has prompted allegations of police harassment by some residents who say they are being accosted outside of the buildings in which they live. Previous data on the New York Police Department’s "stop-and-frisk" policy...
    January 10, 2013 | Story
  • Ramarley_casket
    Ramarley Graham, 18, was shot dead on February 2 after New York police officers raided his home without a warrant and shot him dead. He was unarmed. Ramarley’s grandmother and his six-year-old brother were home at the time of the shooting. In this web exclusive we air more of our interview with Ramarley’s mother, Constance Malcolm; family attorney Royce Russell; and Carlton Berkley, a close friend of the Graham family and a former...
    June 19, 2012 | Web Exclusive
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    Amy Goodman interviews the legendary comedian Dick Gregory at Sunday’s Father’s Day march against the New York police practice known as stop-and-frisk. Gregory, 79, also talks about racial profiling, police relations, the execution of Troy Davis and the 2012 race. [includes rush transcript]
    June 19, 2012 | Web Exclusive
  • Ramarley
    Today a Democracy Now! special on the life and death of Ramarley Graham, a teenager who was shot dead by a New York City police officer inside his own bathroom in the Bronx on February 2nd. Graham, 18, was shot at close range after narcotics detectives barged into his home. New York police officer Richard Haste was indicted on manslaughter charges for the fatal shooting last week. At a weekly vigil held by the Graham family outside their home,...
    June 19, 2012 | Story
  • Stop%20and%20frisk
    Thousands participated in a silent march in the streets of New York City on Sunday calling on police to stop their practice known as "stop-and-frisk." Last year, New York City police officers stopped and interrogated residents nearly 700,000 times. According to the New York Civil Liberties Union, about 87 percent of those stopped were black or Latino. We speak to stop-and-frisk victims and youth organizers Carmen Perez and Antonio...
    June 19, 2012 | Story
  • Williams_bodie
    J.D. Williams, an actor who played drug dealer Preston "Bodie" Broadus on the hit HBO series, "The Wire," took part in Sunday’s New York City march against the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy. "It’s a sad thing that it becomes kind of natural with young black men," Williams says. "It kind of becomes second nature with us, in a way where we expect to be stopped or we expect to be bothered or we...
    June 19, 2012 | Story
  • Gregory
    Dick Gregory, 79, took part in Sunday’s march against NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy in New York City. He criticized police departments across the country for racially profiling persons of color. "It’s happened all the time. It’s just there was never no spotlight on it. And that’s what’s so beautiful about this here," Gregory said. [includes rush transcript]
    June 19, 2012 | Story
  • Covington
    "They’re invading me, as if I was invading the beach of Normandy or something," says John Covington at Sunday’s march against the New York City Police Department practice known as stop-and-frisk. "I become a piece of property to them, and they can do anything they want to me because they’re the police. You want to have respect for the police, but they don’t have respect for us. That’s the key, the...
    June 19, 2012 | Story
  • Grandmother-woman
    At the march opposing the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy in New York City, Joyce Williams, a Bronx great-grandmother, victimized in a stop-and-frisk incident, says she had money taken from her when he was stopped by police last year: "If they’re stealing from great-grandmothers, they’re stealing from these young kids, also," Williams says. We also speak with organizer and activist Thenjiwe McHarris. "Young people...
    June 19, 2012 | Story