New York, NY (PRWEB) June 12, 2012
New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm welcome a new smart phone application called The Stop and Frisk Watch.
This new app from the New York Civil Liberties Union allows people to report violations of the New York Police Department’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy, according to The New York Times (6/10/2012).
“This new app will make it easier for the NYCLU and civil rights violation lawyers to investigate NYPD stop-and-frisks and determine if and when minorities are being targeted, or if other civil rights are being violated,” said David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York’s civil rights violation law firms.
Individuals who download the “Stop and Frisk Watch” app, can record questionable incidents of police stopping and questioning people with the press of a button, said the The New York Times. Filming is stopped with a shake of the phone and a setting will lock the phone once the video is stopped. Users can then send the video directly to the NYCLU.
NYPD stop and frisks have been widely denounced by civil rights groups and lawyers at The Perecman Firm as unjustified stops that mostly target minorities.
According to the NYCLU, of the 685,000 people stopped in 2011, 87 percent were black or Latino. Of the young black and Latino men stopped by police, 90 percent were innocent, meaning they were neither arrested nor ticketed.
Discrimination, racial profiling and bias-motivated harassment are examples of civil rights violations important to the NYCLU and civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm.
Users of the app, which is available in Spanish and English, also receive an alert when someone nearby is using it to report a police stop.
Individuals who believe they have been victims of a New York civil rights violation including discrimination or racial profiling can contact New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm at http://www.perecman.com.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York civil rights violation, medical malpractice, construction accident, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of cases including race discrimination and gender harassment in the workplace. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012.
The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict** for a construction accident (Index 112370/03), a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04), and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****.
The Perecman Firm serves Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, Upstate NY, Morris County, and Rockland County.
**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout
"Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome."