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Don't Tread on Me: Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Takes On Stop-and-Frisk

What happens when the New York Police Department is given free rein to stop and frisk suspects based on their own hunches? According to the Center for Constitutional Rights, it creates an environment in which African-American and Latino New Yorkers are stopped at disproportionate rates, with predictable results for suspect’s lives and on community trust.

Check out this brand new music video—featuring Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def), produced by CCR and featuring footage from The Nation’s exclusive report, “Stopped and Frisked: ‘For Being a F***king Mutt’”—to learn more.

Visit the Center for Constitutional Rights and Communities United for Police Reform for resources on Stop-and-Frisk and the Floyd v. City of New York case.

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