Holding the Police Accountable
How does discriminatory policing affect us?
Yul-san in Queens, NY said: Two beat cops confronted two community members who were engaged in an argument. As one of the community members walks away, one cop threatens, "I'll put you in the hospital again." (Not shown - the community member had several cuts and bruises on his face."
Nigeria in New York, NY said: I feel it is absurd that my teenage son who is at the top of his class, a great athlete, and artistic child can be stopped for no reason at all. O wait the reason is that he is a black man child. My husband and I go to great pains to make sure that he is not travelling outside of our neighborhood without us and have had to get him a NYS Non-Drivers Identification just so that he would have some form of identification on him in the event that he is stopped. He is 15 years old. This illegal practice must stop!
Perri in New York, NY said: I watched two of NYC's finest jump out of their car and make a group of young teens (probably between 12-15) peacefully standing on a Harlem street corner to get against a wall. My friend asked the cops why they were doing that. She was ignored. She said loudly, "Write this!" and began calling out their license plate. Suddenly and without a word they left. The kids told us the cops do that to them all the time...THE CHILDREN ARE BEING CONDITIONED TO ACCEPT AND ACCOMMODATE UNFOUNDED POLICE SUSPICIONS! THIS NEEDS TO STOP!!!