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Wed Jun 6, 2012, 09:10 PM

Stop-and-frisk app designed to track controversial NYPD policy

Source: The Guardian

Stop-and-frisk app designed to track controversial NYPD policy

Ryan Devereaux in New York
guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 6 June 2012 20.41 BST

Civil liberties campaigners have unveiled a mobile phone app that will allow users to document police stops in New York and immediately submit them for review.

The New York Civil Liberties Union released the app following months of growing criticism surrounding the NYPD's practice of stopping and frisking hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers each year.

NYCLU leaders said the app, which is available on Android with an iPhone version out later this summer, would help the organization document the growing number of controversial police stops.

Last year close to 700,000 people were questioned on the city's streets. The vast majority were black or Latino and nearly nine out of ten had committed no crime. This year the department is on pace to shatter that record. Last month a federal judge granted class-action status to a lawsuit accusing the police of unconstitutional, racial profiling through stop and frisk.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 06:01 PM

1. wow, interesting tech.

 

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Sun Jun 24, 2012, 08:03 AM

2. designed to give stupid meat heads a job.

 

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2012, 10:49 AM

3. I don't understand how this practice is even remotely acceptable

Nor do I really grasp how we fell so low to be relegated tracking for patterns of abuse instead of just shutting this kind of shut down with extreme prejudice as an abuse in and of it's self.

We are becoming a nation of cowardly, unprincipled fucks that want some "Daddy" to keep us "safe" at any cost. Quotes used because intellectually even the dull understand there is no magic field the encompasses us and that the more open the society is the more risk is assumed because due diligence can only expect to minimize not eliminate risk. Acceptance can only indicate cowering into the false exchange of "safety" for freedom.

This should have been put to a stop with the "Terry Stops" at the latest. Certainly by the time they started in with all the roadblocks.

Its all "reasonable" now. The reasoning of a precocious three year old determined to get their way.

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