New York City’s “Stop and Frisk Policy has long been decried as racist and for violating the rights of individuals. As reported in Reentry Central on April 3, 2013:
In the first three months of 2012, 203,500 New Yorkers were stopped by the police.
181,457 were totally innocent (89 percent).
108,097 were black (54 percent).
69,043 were Latino (33 percent).
18,387 were white (9 percent).
On August 12, 2013 , the New York Times reported that Federal Judge Shira A. Scheindlin declared that New York City “adopted a policy of indirect racial profiling by targeting racially defined groups for stops based on local crime suspect data.” The ruling came after an on-going trial in a Manhattan Federal Courtroom, where opponents of New York City’s stop and frisk policy asked that the Court to declare that the policy is unconstitutional.