Politicians and civil rights groups rally for council bill requiring NYPD to document all street stops

August 24, 2023
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...Samah Sisay, staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, accused the department’s Neighborhood Safety Teams—a uniformed unit deployed in high-risk areas to combat gun violence—of continuing to perform unconstitutional searches of primarily Black and Brown individuals. She claimed the unit was racial profiling.

“The Neighborhood Safety Team numbers are worse than the rest of the department, and these are supposed to be officers who are specially trained, who are especially supervised, and their numbers are really, really terrible. In fact, 97% of all individuals who were stopped by the Neighborhood Safety Team were Black or Latinx,” Sisay said...

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August 24, 2023