Of the NYPD's 5 million stops-and-frisks over the last 3 years, more than three quarters have targeted black and Latino people—a reality attested to during the federal lawsuit Floyd v. City of New York, currently underway. "It's important to remember that we're talking about the largest police department in the country and how they deal with young men of color, on a regular basis, on a day-to-day basis," says Nation contributor Ryan Devereaux. "You travel to different neighborhoods around New York City, and you hear the same sorts of stories over and over again." Devereaux joins a panel on Democracy Now! to discuss the realities of stop-and-frisk and the evidence against its legality.
Like the private prison industry, Gang of Eight leader Chuck Schumer will be on the winning end of any detention-friendly immigration reform. Read Aura Bogado's take.