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CPR Statement Re: Results of Quinnipiac Poll on Stop-and-Frisk

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) released the following statement today from spokesperson Joo-Hyun Kang on the results of the Quinnipiac poll released today showing New York City voters still disapprove of stop-and-frisk in significant percentages.

“The NYPD’s use of stop-and-frisk continues to face disapproval throughout our city as a majority of Democratic, Black and Latina/o voters, and a plurality of women voters indicated in this recent Quinnipiac Poll. New Yorkers understand constitutional rights, and they know that daily stop-and-frisk abuse and harassment of communities does not make us any safer. Instead of defending ineffective and discriminatory stop-and-frisks and continuing to be forced by federal courts to reform their unlawful policies and practices, Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Kelly would be better served to work with the City Council to pass the Community Safety Act and implement reforms to end discriminatory policing and improve accountability for the NYPD.”   

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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