The New York Times
Date: 2012-02-14
Author: Kate Taylor

Article Mentions
Author, Kate Taylor
Mentioned, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
Mentioned, Scott M. Stringer
Mentioned, Raymond W. Kelly
Mentioned, Donna Lieberman
New York City police officers stopped people and questioned them 684,330 times in 2011, the highest number since the department started collecting the data in 2002, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union.The number represents a 14 percent increase over the 2010 figure and a roughly 600 percent increase from the first year of the Bloomberg administration, a decade ago. Many, but not all, of those stopped were frisked.As in previous years, a vast majority of those stopped, 87 percent, were black or Latino. About 9 percent were white.The civil liberties group received the figures from the City Council as the result of a Freedom of Information request, and the Police Department confirmed them separately. The record number prompted civi...(read more)
... New York City police officers stopped people and questioned them 684,330 times in 2011, the highest number since the department started collecting the data in 2002, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union.The number represents a 14 percent in ...
... of failing to take responsibility for the Police Departments use of the stop-and-frisk policy, and of simply deferring to the judgment of the police commissioner, Raymond W. Kelly.I am today calling on Mayor Bloomberg to step out of the shadow of Co ...


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