Social Justice on the Streets: New Developments Around "Stop-and-Frisk" and Discriminatory Policing

Friday, September 14, 2012 -
8:45am to 11:30am EDT
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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In 2011, the New York Police Department conducted over 685,000 stops of New Yorkers—equivalent to 78 stops an hour and an over 600% increase in the number of stops since Mayor Bloomberg took office. Eighty-seven percent of those stopped were Black or Latino New Yorkers. This group was also more likely to be frisked than whites, and those who were frisked were less likely to be found with a weapon. The number of stops of young Black men exceeded the city’s population of young Black men—yet, in close to 90% of these stops, there was no arrest or summons issued.
The NYPD’s stop-and-frisk abuses are a civil and human rights crisis in New York City. These and related discriminatory policing practices in New York City have escalated as New Yorkers are policed differently based on their class, race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, immigration status and housing status. 
Join a panel of community organizers and funders to learn more about this pressing issue and discover which approaches are helping to end discriminatory policing practices in New York.


  • Effective strategies utilized by member organizations of Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), to end discriminatory policing and increase NYPD accountability
  • Coordinated efforts including community organizing, litigation, legal defense, policy reform, public education, research, and forms of civic engagement currently being utilized throughout New York City communities
  • Collaborations across constituency and issue areas, including complementary strategies amongst those who organize communities of color, youth, immigrants, LGBT people, people who are homeless, women, and others
A Philanthropy New York Members Briefing sponsored by The Atlantic Philanthropies, North Star Fund and Open Society Foundations and in collaboration with Funders Collaborative for Youth Organizing, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation and the New York Juvenile Justice Initiative.


Members of other CPR member organizations will also be available for Q & A.

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