For the past several years the NYPD has been at the center of a controversy because of their Stop-and-Frisk policy and practices. Critics say that Stop-and-Frisks unjustly target communities of color and produce very little results (drugs weapons arrests). The NYPD maintains that these practices only occur in high crime areas and are a method of proactive policing. Most statistics agree that crime rates are at their lowest in years. For your final media review we will be discussing a video we viewed in class. This time keep in mind the following questions:
Making reference to Michelle Alexander’sThe New Jim Crow and other readings discuss the following video. Here are some questions to keep in mind: Is this an effective model of urban policing (remember: NYC has 8 million people)?If yes how so? If no why not? Is this an instance of institutionalized racism through racial profiling and a violation of citizens’ fourth amendment rights? If yes how so? If no why not?
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Due at 5pm on Wednesday April 26.