Racial profiling is a civil rights violation in New York. Judgments and assumptions cannot be made based on how someone looks.
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 28, 2012
The New York Civil Liberties Union recently released a report of great interest to New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm and other defenders of civil rights.
The report analyzed the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program, determining the top 10 New York City neighborhoods where the tactic was used the most, reported the New York Daily News (3/19/2012).
The police practice known as stop-and-frisk is often a trigger for civil rights violation complaints in New York, civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York civil rights violation law firms, explained.
For their report, the NYCLU reviewed the locations of approximately 684,000 people who were stopped and frisked by the NYPD last year.
The Brooklyn precincts of East New York and Brownsville came in first and second on the list, with 31,100 and 25,167 people stopped respectively.
East Harlem, the only Manhattan precinct on the NYCLU’s top ten, came in 6th, with 17,498 stop-and-frisks.
"When used correctly, the stop-and-frisk tool can benefit the NYPD and average New Yorkers. However, racial profiling is a civil rights violation,” said Perecman, a civil rights violation lawyer in New York for over 30 years. “Judgments and assumptions cannot be made based on how someone looks.”
According to the NYCLU website, of the 685,724 New Yorkers who were stopped by the police, 88% were totally innocent, 53% were black, 34% were Latino and
9% were white.
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, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice****.
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