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New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly

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.

Stop-and-frisk victim

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.

The Outrage of Stop-and-Frisk Policing

Growing public protest, along with two landmark lawsuits, may put an end to this dragnet policy that overwhelmingly targets young black and Latino men.

Trayvon Martin

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.

Trayvon Martin rally

As long as black men are assumed to be armed and dangerous, Stand Your Ground laws will produce more Trayvon Martins.

A mosque in Minnesota

Community partnerships are seen as a softer counterterrorism. But who are the partners?

Blogs

A new report reveals that the NSA spied on five prominent American Muslims.

July 9, 2014

Police will continue to abuse the rights of the already marginalized because we, as American citizens, refuse to question the fundamental goals of policing.

May 13, 2014

A campaign to criminalize sex workers has put the City of Phoenix under the scrutiny of UN human rights authorities.

March 17, 2014

A federal ruling reveals a wrongly checked box landed Rahinah Ibrahim on the TSA's no-fly list.

February 7, 2014

Individual racism may be hurtful, but the systemic carries much more ruthless consequences.

January 27, 2014

Join ColorofChange.org in calling for a full investigation into the 19-year-old’s death. 

November 11, 2013

Even blatantly racist cops are still only operatives in a larger racist system.

October 18, 2013

The NYPD’s extensive monitoring of Arab and South Asian sports events has put a big question mark over the reasoning behind the department’s own sponsored leagues.

September 10, 2013

The outgoing mayor called a Democratic candidate’s campaign racist. Here’s why he’s wrong. 

September 9, 2013

The two bills of the act will create an inspector general position to monitor the NYPD and expand categories of New Yorkers protected against profiling.

August 22, 2013