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Thousands Hold Silent March to Mayor Bloomberg’s Home in Protest of NYPD’s "Stop-and-Frisk"

Monday, 18 June 2012 15:00 By Amy Goodman, Democracy NOW! | name.

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Thousands of people held a silent march in New York City on Sunday to protest the New York City Police Department's controversial "stop-and-frisk" policies. The warrantless search initiative has drawn accusations of being unconstitutional and while mostly targeting people of color, overwhelmingly black and Latino men. We hear from several voices at the march: Reverend Al Sharpton; Donna Lieberman of the New York Civil Liberties Union; Benjamin Jealous of the NAACP; and New York City residents who have endured dozens of "stop-and-frisk" searches. [Transcript to come. Check back soon.]

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Voices From NYC "Stop-and-Frisk" March, with the Reverend Al Sharpton; Donna Lieberman of the New York Civil Liberties Union; Benjamin Jealous of the NAACP; and "Stop-and-Frisk" victims Jason Morales and Joseph Norris.

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Thousands Hold Silent March to Mayor Bloomberg’s Home in Protest of NYPD’s "Stop-and-Frisk"

Monday, 18 June 2012 15:00 By Amy Goodman, Democracy NOW! | name.

Media

Thousands of people held a silent march in New York City on Sunday to protest the New York City Police Department's controversial "stop-and-frisk" policies. The warrantless search initiative has drawn accusations of being unconstitutional and while mostly targeting people of color, overwhelmingly black and Latino men. We hear from several voices at the march: Reverend Al Sharpton; Donna Lieberman of the New York Civil Liberties Union; Benjamin Jealous of the NAACP; and New York City residents who have endured dozens of "stop-and-frisk" searches. [Transcript to come. Check back soon.]

GUEST:

Voices From NYC "Stop-and-Frisk" March, with the Reverend Al Sharpton; Donna Lieberman of the New York Civil Liberties Union; Benjamin Jealous of the NAACP; and "Stop-and-Frisk" victims Jason Morales and Joseph Norris.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

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