AN ONLINE LIBRARY ABOUT MARIJUANA POSSESSION ARRESTS,
RACE AND POLICE POLICY IN NEW YORK CITY AND BEYOND
News About Race and Marijuana Arrests
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NYPD TO STOP IMPROPER ARRESTS
STOP AND FRISK REPORTS, DATA, GRAPHS
The NYPD's many racially-biased marijuana possession arrests are a product of its even larger number of racially-biased stop and frisks, over 600,000 recorded stops in 2010 and an unknown number of unrecorded ones. The following offer some help in understanding what has been going on.
Professor Delores Jones-Brown has prepared an essential document
with tables, graphs, and key information about the NYPD's stop and frisks.
Jeremy Travis explains in his introduction, the
Primer "presents available data on stop, question and frisk practices in New
York City" including trends, maps, reported reasons for the stops, "results
of the stops, and the racial breakdown of the New Yorkers who have been
stopped." In its final pages the report includes links to: The 1999 report
on stop and frisks by the office of NY State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer;
the Center for Constitional Right's class action law suits against the NYPD
and supporting documents; the NYPD's commissioned Rand report, and other
The NYCLU has filed federal law suits, fought for reform legislation, and done much else to force the NYPD to make public its data and try to curb its intrusive and biased stops and frisks. This links to the NYCLU's listing of stops and frisks from 2004 through 2010 with links to other information.
CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS (CCR)
for Constitutional Rights has filed two federal law suits against the NYPD
and its stop and frisk practices, and sought in multiple ways to bring the
issue before policy makers and the general public. Below are links to
various documents with links to
yet others at the CCR Stop and Frisk pages showing
graphs, videos, links.