Posts Tagged ‘New York Civil Liberties Union’

NYPD Preying on NYC’s Black and Latinos? – Stats From New York Civil Liberties Union

Friday, August 14th, 2009

NYPD has stopped and interrogated more innocent people during the first six months of 2009 than during any six-month period since it began collecting data on its troubling stop-and-frisk program: The overwhelming majority of whom were black and Latino. They did nothing wrong but … their names and home addresses are now stored in an NYPD database.


RE: NYCLU Suit Against NYPD For Cops Accosting Yankee Fan Who Needed to Relieve Himself

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

“Yankees Shouldn’t Be Enforcing Patriotism at Park”

By Tim Dahlberg, AP National Sports Columnist
Published: April 18, 2009
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RE: NYCLU Suit Against NYPD Regarding Yankee Fan Who Needed to Relieve Himself

Tim Dahlberg writes near the end of his piece: “The bottom line is, we all love our country. A lot of us love baseball, too.” I think a better bottom line is from another paragraph in his piece published in the NY Times: “Paying good money to see a ballgame is one thing. Being forced to engage in an act of faux patriotism when you really, really, have to go, is quite another.”

Everybody say amen.