600 percent increase in racial stop-and-frisk policing in NY

(People's World) Civil rights activists and elected officials gathered at City Hall here this week to protest an alarming increase in the numbers of black and Latino youth who are being stopped and frisked by police.

Over 684.000 people were subjected to the New York Police Department's aggressive tactics in 2011, a 14 percent increase over the previous year.  Fifty-four percent of those stopped  were African American. Latinos comprised 34 percent of the stops.

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