Civil rights campaigner and Princeton professor Dr Cornel West and others, including Carl Dix, a national spokesman for the Revolutionary Communist Party; several local religious leaders; and James Vrettos, a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice were arrested outside the 28th Precinct on Frederick Douglass Blvd and 123rd street Friday during a demonstration that started outside the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building on 125th Street.
From the NY Times: the practice of stop-and-frisk, in which the police stop people on the street and sometimes frisk them, has been criticized by minority and civil rights groups that complain that blacks and Hispanics are unfairly singled out. Last year the department made more than 600,000 of the warrantless stops, and it is on pace to exceed that number this year. While the police say there is a valid reason for the stops, including suspicious behavior, opponents of the practice note that very few stops result in arrests.
Any opinions on the stop-and-frisk policy??