Tag: NYPD

Archived: How Racism Killed Eric Garner

Daniel Pantaleo’s chokehold helped kill Eric Garner. Stop and Frisk, though supposedly no longer in practice, helped kill Eric Garner. Racism actually killed Eric Garner. The confrontation that led to Garner’s death was a part of Broken Windows, the policing policy adopted by the NYPD after a federal judge ruled…

Archived: R.I.P. Stop and Frisk

By Chris Hoenig The last realistic legal roadblock is gone and now the legal reforms borne out of New York City’s Stop and Frisk program can begin to take hold. The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, in a unanimous decision, threw out the appeals of the NYPD’s police unions,…

Archived: How NYPD Continues Racist Policies Post-Stop and Frisk

By Chris Hoenig The NYPD may have lost the Stop and Frisk battle, but it’s found another way to continue with racist policies and policing. It’s called Broken Windows policing: aggressive enforcement of low-level quality-of-life offenses, such as drinking on your front porch stoop. But once again, it’s Blacks and…