The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) has long been active in the movement to address racial profiling, particularly in New York City. CCR engages in advocacy and organizing efforts to address discrimination, brutality, misconduct and abuse by the police through the Communities United for Police Reform campaign and its work across the country. Additionally, CCR filed Floyd, et al. v. City of New York, et al., a federal class action lawsuit against the NYPD and the City of New York that challenges the NYPD’s practices of racial profiling and unconstitutional stops and frisks.
We're sharing this very informative video created by the Center for Constitutional Rights as part of their Stop and Frisk project. New York City is not the only place to have such programs, it happens to be the one that gets the most attention.
Brown, Black, and Blue: "The Stop & Frisk Policy of the NYPD" examines the NYPD's stop and frisk policy in depth, highlighting issues of discrimination, constitutional concerns and the policy's impact on individuals' lives.
Ernest R. Heyward is the Founder and President of the Marketplace for Social Awareness and Social Responsibility Inc.