Tag: Stop-and-frisk

Implicit Bias Training for Police Gaining Attention

During the first presidential debate late last month, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was asked whether she felt implicit bias was present among police. Her response: “I think implicit bias is a problem for everyone, not just police.” Clinton said if elected president she intends to implement implicit bias training for…

NYPD Revises Police-Brutality History

By Sheryl Estrada 1 Police Plaza Edits made to Wikipedia entries describing events surrounding the deaths of Eric Garner, Sean Belland Amadou Diallo, including allegations of police brutality, have been linked to computers on the New York Police Department’s network. The edits tried to make the details of the events…

Where Is the Diversity in Police Departments

By Sheryl Estrada Police departments around the country continue to lack diversity. On Thursday, USA TODAY released an analysis of Census estimates from 2000 to 2010. Across the nation almost three-quarters of all police officers, detectives and their supervisors are white, while the U.S. population is only about 64 percent…

Addressing the Perceptions of Law Enforcement Prejudice

Jan. 27, 2015 By Sheryl Estrada The perception of biased policing and mistrust of police officers has been prevalent in many Black and Latino communities in the U.S. The shooting death of Michael Brown, the choking death of Eric Garner, and the protests that followed were the tipping point. To…

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…

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,…

More Proof War on Drugs Is Race War

By Chris Hoenig The War on Drugs is taking a toll on Black Americans, and a new study has revealed just how unjustified a toll it is. A Brookings Institute analysis of arrest data shows that Black Americans are far more likely to be arrested for drug offenses, even though…