Beware Furtive Movements

by
Abby Zimet

The reality's old, but the numbers startle: an analysis by the Center
for Constitutional Rights finds that police in New York City stop and
frisk minorities nine times more often than whites - though their arrest
rates are the same. That's almost 490,000 brown and black people to
53,000 whites getting man-handled for the most common reason cited: "furtive movements." Maybe they're just nervous when they see New
York's finest coming? More here.

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