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Thu Mar 28, 2013, 02:02 PM

UNITED STATES - New york police target Caribbean youth

Source: Jamaica Gleaner

UNITED STATES - New york police target Caribbean youth
Published: Thursday | March 28, 2013

A high-ranking New York Police Department (NYPD) officer has acknowledged setting monthly quotas for summonses, arrests and stop and frisks of Caribbean and other minority youths while heading a Brooklyn, New York police precinct.

"I set a standard that said 'do your job or suffer the consequences'," Deputy Chief Michael Marino admitted on the stand in Manhattan Federal District Court during a class-action lawsuit challenging the NYPD's controversial stop-and frisk tactics as racial profiling.

Violated state Laws

In 2006, a New York State arbitrator ruled that Marino's quotas in the 75th Police Precinct in the East New York section of Brooklyn violated state labour law, and ordered them to end.

In the class-action lawsuit, Judge Shira Scheindlin has been asked to rule on the constitutionality of the practice and could order changes if the NYPD fails to convince her that the stops were not illegal.

Read more: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20130328/int/int1.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2013, 02:26 PM

1. "Their Job" Being to Intimidate and Harass Minorities?!

This is so wrong and so illegal.

Interesting that we have to read about it in a paper from Jamaica!

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Thu Mar 28, 2013, 03:37 PM

2. so how does NYPD identify 'Caribbean' youth?

or does simply being Black qualify?

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