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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 12:59 PM

How Does It Feel to be Stopped and Frisked?

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Reply How Does It Feel to be Stopped and Frisked? (Original post)
MrScorpio Mar 2013 OP
southernyankeebelle Mar 2013 #1
blackspade Mar 2013 #6
southernyankeebelle Mar 2013 #7
limpyhobbler Mar 2013 #2
thelordofhell Mar 2013 #3
blackspade Mar 2013 #5
blackspade Mar 2013 #4
limpyhobbler Mar 2013 #8

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 01:05 PM

1. Well I have never been stopped and frisked. I have been stopped for a traffic violation.

 

I will tell you I feel un-nerved by it. As soon as I see the cop get out of his car I automatically put both hands on the wheel. When he came up to my car and he asked to see my license I asked if it was ok to get my purse. I didn't make any fast moves. Crazy and scary. I did whatever he asked of me. The sad thing is I don't feel safe around them like I use to at one time. You never know how they are going to act.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 03:38 PM

6. Totally with you.

As a white person, I have no trust in the cops.
I know it is only a matter of time before what they are doing to minorities in this country will be done to everyone.
It is a creeping death of personal privacy and freedom.

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Response to blackspade (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 03:59 PM

7. Yep, I feel the same way.

 

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 01:49 PM

2. This has to stop.

Thanks for posting.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 01:51 PM

3. Totally Biased: Stop & Frisk

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Response to thelordofhell (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 03:34 PM

5. That is a great video.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 03:29 PM

4. disgusting.

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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 04:31 PM

8. Cop testifies during stop-and-frisk trial he taunted 13-year-old: ‘Stop crying like a little girl’

A New York police officer testified Wednesday that he taunted a 13-year-old African-American during one of the department’s numerous and controversial “stop and frisk” encounters, in testimony given amid a class action lawsuit hoping to prove the policy’s racial bias.

Officer Brian Dennis said on the stand Wednesday that he told a handcuffed teen, Devin Almonor, to “stop crying like a little girl,” according to The Associated Press. He backtracked during cross-examination, saying he didn’t feel the comment was appropriate in retrospect.

The stop happened in March 2010, as Almonor was walking home. Police claimed he was with a group that was making too much noise, and when they confronted him he reached for his waistband. Even though he was not armed and police had no evidence that he did anything wrong, that was all it took to get Almonor handcuffed and tossed into a cell for six hours, according to The New York Daily News.


A judge approved a class action lawsuit over the department’s “stop and frisk” policy after police data revealed a vast racial disparity in who gets stopped and who gets charged. Although overall crime is down dramatically in recent years, even as stop and frisk searches have soared more than 600 percent since Mayor Michael Bloomberg took office, a full 50 percent of the people subjected to the stops between 2004 and 2009 were black, and another 30 percent were Latino.
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http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/03/27/cop-testifies-during-stop-and-frisk-trial-he-taunted-black-teen-stop-crying-like-a-little-girl/


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