New Report from Federal Monitor Overseeing stop-and-frisk reforms

Evening News

— A new report was issued today by Peter Zimroth, the federal monitor overseeing reforms to the NYPD's stop-and-frisk program. It says many officers and higher ups don't understand what's expected of them. Darius Charney with The Center For Constitutional Rights says we need a buy-in throughout the chain of command for real reform.

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CPR Statement re Court Monitor’s Stop-and-Frisk Report

In response to the second report filed by the court-appointed monitor overseeing reforms to the NYPD’s unconstitutional stop-and-frisk practices, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement from Alyssa Aguilera, Co-Executive Director of VOCAL-NY.

“This is the second report where the court monitor is raising serious concerns about stop-and-frisks going unrecorded and being improperly documented. The fact that important changes are not being properly implemented by the department and enforced by supervising officers is unsurprising but of significant concern to impacted communities, given the NYPD's long history of insufficient accountability and transparency.

Experts weigh in on Bill de Blasio, grade mayor on his successes and failures two years into his term

Experts weigh in on Mayor de Blasio's performance 2 years in to his term.
New York Daily News
Policing is still unfair: Mayor de Blasio pledges to "end the stop-and-frisk era" and ensure fairness in the policing of our neighborhoods have gone unfulfilled. While at first blush the diminished number of reported stops suggests reform, tens of thousands of law-abiding black and Latino New Yorkers remain disproportionately stopped and frisked, with over 80% of those stopped found to have done nothing. That's a lower total, but discriminatory policing persists.

One Year After the Eric Garner Non-Indictment, Has Anything Changed?


On Thursday exactly a year ago, New York City was practically on fire. The startling decision last December 3 by a grand jury to not indict Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer behind the videotaped death of Eric Garner, blew the lid off a razzled metropolis whose citizens were already familiar with police brutality and discrimination. By then, of course, protests had spread across the country, due to the nearly concurrent decision with Michael Brown's case in Ferguson. In New York, as in Missouri, the anger was palpable—like you could reach out and touch it. And it stayed that way, for a while.

How to Build the Movement for Progressive Power, the Urban Way

 Four local politicians share their ideas for humanizing the “gig economy,” reforming the police, protecting immigrant rights, and solving the municipal budget crisis.
The Nation

 As the gears of federal government have ground to a halt, a new energy has been rocking the foundations of our urban centers. From Atlanta to Seattle and points in between, cities have begun seizing the initiative, transforming themselves into laboratories for progressive change. Cities Rising is The Nation’s chronicle of those urban experiments.


CPR's Joint Research Website on Stop-and-Frisk

Communities United for Police Reform, in collaboration with the Center on Race, Crime, and Justice and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, created a website to serve as a clearinghouse of independent research on stop-and-frisk and related policing practices. The website features a library of research papers, divided into the themes of the impact of, legality of, effectiveness of, and alternatives to - stop and frisk and related policing practices.

CPR Statement Re: Results of Quinnipiac Poll on Establishing NYPD Inspector General, 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 an overwhelming majority of New York City voters support creating an inspector general for the NYPD (66% - 25%) and do not believe it will make the city less safe (86% - 8%), an