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CPR Statement: Re: Federal appeals court blocking decision on stop-and-frisk and delaying remedies

In response to a federal appeals court granting a stay in the decision ruling the Bloomberg administration’s stop-and-frisk policy unconstitutional, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from spokesperson Joo-Hyun Kang.

“Justice delayed is justice denied, and this delay to reforming the city’s stop-and-frisk program will be to the detriment of communities and New Yorkers throughout our city who have routinely had their rights violated and been made to fear both crime and the police. While the Bloomberg administration refuses to respect the rights of the communities most impacted by their quota-driven stop-and-frisk policy, the people of our city have expressed a desire for change to these policies within the democratic process. New Yorkers know that true safety is not achieved by violating the rights of their law-abiding neighbors and that reforming stop-and-frisk will help to improve public safety in our city so all New Yorkers are safe and treated fairly by the police. We are confident that justice will ultimately be provided through true reforms to what the Bloomberg administration turned into the largest local racial profiling program in the nation.”

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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