New York Civil Rights Violation Lawyer Comments on Poll Showing NYC Racially Divided Over NYPD Stop and Frisk

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New York civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm comments on The New York Times’ poll that shows a racial divide over NYPD stop and frisk practices.

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Police action that is divisive and perpetuates mistrust between communities and the officers hired to protect them should end.

A recent poll conducted by The New York Times revealed that 64 percent of New Yorkers believe the New York Police Department favors whites over blacks. David Perecman and New York civil rights lawyers at The Perecman Firm agree that the data exhibited evidence of a race problem.

Among the respondents to the poll, 80 percent of black New Yorkers said the police show racial favoritism and 48 percent of white New Yorkers agreed.

“This poll showed how NYPD actions divide the community along racial lines,” said New York civil rights lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm and ardent defender of civil rights.

At the center of the debate on NYPD race problems is the controversial stop-and-frisk policy, said The New York Times. The policy, which allows New York police officers to stop and frisk any person they perceive as suspicious, has been frequently criticized for the disproportionate number of blacks and Hispanics who were stopped and detained.

The NYPD made close to 700,000 stops in 2011. Approximately 85 percent of those stopped were black or Hispanic, reported The New York Times. The study found 55 percent of whites saying stop-and-frisks were ‘acceptable’, while 56 percent of blacks called it ‘excessive.’

“Police action that is divisive and perpetuates mistrust between communities and the officers hired to protect them should end,” said David Perecman, a civil rights violation lawyer in New York for over 30 years.

Individuals who believe they have been victims of a New York civil rights violation including racial profiling or police brutality can contact The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.

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 racial profiling and false imprisonment. 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) Supreme Court, New York County, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04) Supreme Court, Kings County, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****Supreme Court, Kings County.

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

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