Even if stop and frisks do reduce crime, police can not subject people to illegal and-or racially biased stops in New York.
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 09, 2012
The number of stop-and-frisks in New York City are down 34 percent in the second quarter of 2012, reported The New York Post (8/3/2012). In April, May and June, the number of people stopped and frisked by the New York Police Department was133,934. This is down from the 203,500 people stopped between January 1and March 31. Before the second quarter numbers were released, New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm had thought the NYPD would possibly break last year's record of 685,724.
In the most recent three month period, 54 percent of people stopped were black, 32 percent Hispanic, 10 percent white, and 3 percent Asian, said The New York Post.
NYPD stop and frisks have been heavily criticized by civil rights groups and civil rights lawyers at The Perecman Firm as unjustified stops that mostly target minorities.
“Even if stop and frisks do reduce crime, police can not subject people to illegal and-or racially biased stops in New York,” civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman said.
Of the 685,000 people stopped in 2011, 87 percent were black or Latino and of those individuals, 90 percent were innocent, meaning they were neither arrested nor ticketed, according to the NYCLU.
“Police should explore other tactics like working more closely with communities as partners to promote safety and reduce crime,” said Perecman, a civil rights violation lawyer in New York for over 30 years. “Rebuilding trust is difficult, but it can be done.”
Individuals who believe they have been victims of a New York civil rights violation including discrimination or racial profiling can contact The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.
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**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout
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