The trial over New York’s stop-and-frisk practices is shining a light on the rampant injustices faced by communities of color—and the heavy demands put on NYPD officers. As Nation contributor Ross Tuttle explains, “They’re told to go out there and do these stops based on nothing more than getting quotas, meeting numbers, meeting these objectives—and if they don’t, they’re under threat.” Tuttle joins a panel on The Melissa Harris-Perry Show to break down what’s at stake in Floyd v. City of New York.

—James Cersonsky

Listen to’s exclusive audio of the police union’s accedence to hard-and-fast “collar” quotas.