End Stop and Frisk
Maker: United Healthcare Workers East
Date Made: 2012
Place Made: United States: New York, New York
Measurements: 45.7 cm x 30.5 cm; 18 in x 12 in
Main Subject: Racism; Police Brutality
Materials: paper (fiber product)
End Stop and Frisk Silent March Against Racial Profiling www.silentMarchNYC.org 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East [logo] Silent March End Stop & Frisk [union bug]
Acquisition Number: 2012-147
Verso: ID Number 40950
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“Stop and frisk” is a policing method carried out by the New York Police Department (NYPD) based on what is called “reasonable suspicion” of criminal activity. Others call it racial profiling and an outgrowth of the “broken windows theory” of policing (not allowing small infractions to become larger ones). In 2011, 84 % of those stopped by the NYPD were black or Latino yet they only make up 23% and 29% of the general population respectively. Multiple class action suits have been filed in response to this obvious racial profiling. A January, 2013 court ruling deemed elements of “stop and frisk” to be a violation of the Fourth Amendment. This poster was created for the Silent March, held in June, 2012, when thousands marched to demand an end to the criminalization of their communities. This silent and peaceful procession ended when NYPD officers pushed and corraled protesters for not complying with an order to disperse. *Complete annotation in Note Pad.