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(Reuters) - Several thousand New Yorkers marched silently down Manhattan's Fifth Avenue from lower Harlem to the mayor's Upper East Side townhouse on Sunday to protest the New York Police Department's contentious stop-and-frisk policy.
Civil rights leaders the Reverend Al Sharpton and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People President Benjamin Jealous marched with U.S. Representative Charles Rangel, union and civil liberty leaders.
Thousands marched down 5th Avenue on Father's Day, yet the only sound that could be heard were the birds chirping above.
A mass of people, ranging from small children to those in wheelchairs, made their way from 110th Street to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's doorstep on 79th Street in a silent protest against the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy.
The stories are as remarkable for their banality as for their detail.
On February 8, 2006, the imam at a Bronx mosque advised congregants to boycott Danish products in response to caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad published by a Danish newspaper. In November 2006, a member of the Muslim Students Association at the state university in Buffalo forwarded an e-mail to a Yahoo chat group advertising a conference featuring various Muslim scholars. And in April 2008, college students on a rafting trip discussed religion and prayed “at least four times a day.”
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency have inspectors general who function as independent monitors. So do the police departments of major cities like Los Angeles and Chicago, as well as the nation’s capital. Even most New York City agencies, like the Education Department and the Housing Authority, have similar monitors.
Djibril Toure [a member of Communities United for Police Reform] is a Brooklyn-based business owner who has spent his life doing the right thing. He earned a degree from Cornell University and in between work and music gigs, he has found time to give back to his community.
NEW YORK—In the latest step for advocates of ending the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices in the city, elected officials and community groups traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with federal law officials and others.
I recently found myself in a conversation with three White males. As we made small talk, one asked me, “So what do you think of this Stop and Frisk thing?” I took a moment before responding and asked, “What do you think about it?” The questioner responded, “I don’t know. Seems unfair. But doesn’t it make New York safer?”
New York, NY - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) recently released its report Hate Violence Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Communities in the United States in 2011. NCAVP collected data concerning hate violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and HIV-affected people (LGBTQH), from 16 anti-violence programs in 16 states across the country including from the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP), which coordinates NCAVP.
"Today, we are going from dating on occasion to a marriage."
Displaying his trademark skill at artful turns of phrase, the Reverend Al Sharpton spoke to the dramatic significance of a June 5 press conference at the Stonewall Inn that brought together leaders of dozens of local and national LGBT groups and the organizers of a June 17 Manhattan march to protest the NYPD's stop and frisk policies that affect people of color in starkly disproportionate numbers.