Criminal Justice Reform News
The Department of Justice is being called upon to conduct a full investigation into the unsolved murder and vicious attack against two Latino men four years ago. LatinoJustice PRLDEF is also asking the US Department of Justice to investigate the Suffolk County Police Department’s inability to bring the perpetrators to justice.
WEDNESDAY, July 30th, Press Conference: The Long Island community calls on the Federal Government to complete a full investigation of the murder of Jose Sanchez, the failure of the Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD) to solve his death and demand accountability and oversight into the SCPD.
While Mayor Bill De Blasio announced that the city would take the legal steps necessary to drop its appeal of the various Stop and Frisk cases, there still remains work to be done to correct unconstitutional practices in the police department and restore confidence among Latino and Black citizens, according to LatinoJustice PRLDEF.
An appeals court’s hold on implementing reforms to the New York City Police Department’s controversial stop and frisk practices sends a dangerous message that the Department can continue its practice of targeting Black and Latino youth for stops, according to LatinoJustice PRLDEF.
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“I’m going home to my abuela’s this weekend; I hope I don’t get stopped….”
In 2011, the NYCLU provided a detailed report of the NYPD's stop-and-frisk program detailing the methods, statistics and impact of Stop & Frisk in the Black and Latino community. The numbers were alarming and showed that Black and Latino young men were the primary target of this broken policy. Tell the NYPD that we will not stand for this. Help us stop the frisk by telling us your story.