Monday, August 19, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Major news today as a strong act of justice has come down regarding the New York Police Department's controversial and incredibly racists policy called "stop and frisk." A federal judge has ruled in favor of justice through an argument that the policy is unconstitutional. The Judge, Shira Scheindlin, essentially wrote that what the police have been doing adds up to a policy built on racial profiling. If you have ever heard about this policy before, you know the targets of "stop and frisk" have primarily been people of color. Because of this policy police have routinely stopped people of color in a disproportionate manner-people who would never have been stopped if they were white. The video linked here will fill you in more, but for now, and whenever justice is actually served through the system, we must celebrate (momentarily) before the next task is undertaken.