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CPR Statement Re: 2013 2nd Quarter Data Showing Decline in Stop-and-Frisk

"Once again, the NYPD’s own data shows there is no correlation between the Bloomberg administration’s unconstitutional stop-and-frisk policy and violence prevention in New York City. As the use of stop-and-frisk declined 57% from the same quarter a year ago, murders simultaneously decreased 27 percent, completely debunking Mayor Bloomberg’s inaccurate rhetoric. The numbers tell the truth and are just further proof that New Yorkers are right not to believe his baseless fear-mongering, and that the City Council rightly overrode his veto of the Community Safety Act."

About Communities United for Police Reform

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) is an unprecedented campaign to end discriminatory policing practices in New York, and to build a lasting movement that promotes public safety and policing practices based on cooperation and respect– not discriminatory targeting and harassment.

CPR brings together a movement of community members, lawyers, researchers and activists to work for change. The partners in this campaign come from all 5 boroughs, from all walks of life and represent many of those unfairly targeted the most by the NYPD. CPR is fighting for reforms that will promote community safety while ensuring that the NYPD protects and serves all New Yorkers.

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