Advanced search
Top images  New images  
Registered users
Username:

Password:

Log me on automatically next visit?

» Forgot password
» Submissions & Registration
Random image

Latex laugh
Latex laugh
Comments: 0
Lisa Hogben




For No Good Reason | New York, US

Since 2002 the New York City Police Department (NYPD) has instituted the Stop and Frisk policy claiming that it is responsible for making the city and neighborhoods safer and getting more guns off of the streets. NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly claims, “There’s no denying that stops take guns off the street and save lives.” Yet, guns are found in less than 0.2 percent of stops. Further, even though stop-and-frisk has increased more than 600 percent under New York City (NYC) Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Kelly; it has not reduced the number of people who fall victim to shootings. In 2002, there were 1,892 victims of gunfire and 97,296 stops. In 2011, there were still 1,821 victims of gunfire but a record 685,724 stops. Most people who have experienced stop and frisk don’t believe it’s a deterrent to carrying a gun. Yazhid, a native New Yorker, says, “I don’t think it deters people from carrying weapons; it more or less does makes people do things to try and conceal them even better. So it’s not really helping the situation, it just exacerbates the situation.”

The data itself shows a different story from the one the mayor and police commissioner claim as does the experiences of the majority of people being stopped. In 2011, 685,724 stops were made of which 605,328 of the people stopped were totally innocent (88%). Further, 350,743 were black (53%), 223,740 were Latino (34%), and 61,805 were white (9%). Additionally, 51% were aged 14 to 24.

These stories continue as well as the thread of how such experiences make people distrust the police, creating tension between them and the communities they are there to serve. Brian of Brooklyn describes that after being stopped, “You feel angry. I always feel angry. My whole day is thrown off. Their tactics make me upset. This is what you have to stoop to? To run down on me? To search me to get a collar? I definitely think their tactics are the worst.” Numerous organizations are currently working in NYC, in all five boroughs, to change the NYPD’s stop and frisk policy. Currently, a class action suit has been filed against the police department citing that the NYPD’s stop and frisk policy subjects millions of city dwellers to racially biased illegal searches.

Photo documentary by Sophie Forbes (Hits: 11404)

Bookmark and Share   

Slideshow



Found: 12 image(s) on 1 page(s). Displayed: image 1 to 12.



For No Good Reason_Moinur (Sophie Forbes)
Photo details & description
For No Good Reason | New York, US
Comments: 0


For No Good Reason_Chino (Sophie Forbes)
Photo details & description
For No Good Reason | New York, US
Comments: 0


For No Good Reason_Issac (Sophie Forbes)
Photo details & description
For No Good Reason | New York, US
Comments: 0


For No Good Reason_Lorena (Sophie Forbes)
Photo details & description
For No Good Reason | New York, US
Comments: 0


For No Good Reason_Ted (Sophie Forbes)
Photo details & description
For No Good Reason | New York, US
Comments: 0


For No Good Reason_Alfredo (Sophie Forbes)
Photo details & description
For No Good Reason | New York, US
Comments: 0


For No Good Reason_IvieKoy (Sophie Forbes)
Photo details & description
For No Good Reason | New York, US
Comments: 0


For No Good Reason_Brian (Sophie Forbes)
Photo details & description
For No Good Reason | New York, US
Comments: 0


For No Good Reason_James (Sophie Forbes)
Photo details & description
For No Good Reason | New York, US
Comments: 0


For No Good Reason_Marcia (Sophie Forbes)
Photo details & description
For No Good Reason | New York, US
Comments: 0


For No Good Reason_Yahzid (Sophie Forbes)
Photo details & description
For No Good Reason | New York, US
Comments: 0


For No Good Reason_John (Sophie Forbes)
Photo details & description
For No Good Reason | New York, US
Comments: 0



Images per page: 

 

 

RSS Feed: For No Good Reason | New York, US (New images)

Powered by 4images 1.7.4   Copyright © 2002-20114homepages.de

Modified and deployed by Bladedigital.


All photographs and text in this site are the exclusive property of the authors. Unauthorized duplication or usage of these images or text is prohibited by International Copyright Law. Photographs nor texts may be reproduced, copied or used in any way without the express written permission of the authors.


PhotographySites
Documentary Photographers