While Mayor Bloomberg and Ray Kelly defend stop-and-frisk, a damning video is fueling the fight for police accountability in New York City.
Council members demanded answers from Mayor Bloomberg's representative just one day after a video released by The Nation documented an abusive stop.
An audio recording of a stop-and-frisk in action sheds unprecedented light on a practice that has put the city’s young people of color in the NYPD's cross hairs.
“We want a movement,” says the mother of the teen who was killed by cops.
Several thousand people marched in silence down Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on June 17 to demand an end to the New York Police department's controversial stop-and-frisk policy.
Community members gathered to protest the discriminatory practice that has increased by 600 percent since Mayor Bloomberg took office.
Growing public protest, along with two landmark lawsuits, may put an end to this dragnet policy that overwhelmingly targets young black and Latino men.
What makes this case exceptional is neither race nor the politics of self-defense alone but the total failure to investigate it for so long.
As long as black men are assumed to be armed and dangerous, Stand Your Ground laws will produce more Trayvon Martins.
Community partnerships are seen as a softer counterterrorism. But who are the partners?