The New York Civil Liberties Union recently released a report of great interest to New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm and other defenders of civil rights. The report analyzed the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program, determining the top 10 New York City neighborhoods where the tactic was used the most, reported the New York Daily News (3/19/2012).
The police practice known as stop-and-frisk is often a trigger for civil rights violation complaints in New York, civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York civil rights violation law firms, explained. For their report, the NYCLU reviewed the locations of approximately 684,000 people who were stopped and frisked by the NYPD last year.
The Brooklyn precincts of East New York and Brownsville came in first and second on the list, with 31,100 and 25,167 people stopped respectively. East Harlem, the only Manhattan precinct on the NYCLU’s top ten, came in 6th, with 17,498 stop-and-frisks. “When used correctly, the stop-and-frisk tool can benefit the NYPD and average New Yorkers.
However, racial profiling is a civil rights violation,” said Perecman, a New York civil rights violation lawyer in New York for over 30 years. “Judgments and assumptions cannot be made based on how someone looks.” According to the NYCLU website, of the 685,724 New Yorkers who were stopped by the police, 88% were totally innocent, 53% were black, 34% were Latino and 9% were white.
Individuals who believe they have been victims of a New York civil rights violation including discrimination or racial profiling can contact New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm.