ACLU: Newark Stop-and-frisk Targets Black Residents More Than Others

ACLU: Newark Stop-and-frisk Targets Black Residents More Than Others

Via NJ.com:



NEWARK —
Despite comprising just more than half of Newark’s population, African Americans make up 75 percent of the stops under the city Police Department’s stop-and frisk-program, a report released today by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey has found.

The report, which examines six months of police department data, is the first look at the city’s stop-and-frisk program — a controversial policing tactic used to interrogate and search people suspected of criminal activity. The data is published regularly on the department’s website under a policy instituted by recently retired...

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