Wednesday, August 11, 2010
The Center for Constitutional Rights today issued a press release reporting on data it receives pursuant to court order. It reports a 21 percent rise in stop and frisks in the second quarter of 2010, with 88 percent of the total involving blacks or hispanics.
CCR has found significant racial disparities for stop-and-frisks over the last decade based on NYPD data turned over by court order. CCR, which represents victims of the NYPD’s racially discriminatory stop-and-frisk policies in a class action lawsuit, will receive more comprehensive data than the summary numbers released to the City Council yesterday and will provide those results as soon as they are available.
Hat tip: FourthAmendment.com.