In 2011 NYPD officers conducted 685, 724 street stops, a more then 600 percent increase since Mayor Bloomgberg's first year in office. More then 4 million people have been stopped by this administration.

We hope to collect all of the stories to publicize the criminalization of our communities.

5th October 2012

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jalwhite:

 Tamon Robinson’s Mother, Laverne Dobbinson, Owes NYPD $710 For Damages To Police Car That Killed Son 


In April 2012, Tamon Robinson was struck and killed by an NYPD police car after Robinson was allegedly caught stealing cobblestones from a public housing complex.
Six months later, Robinson’s mother says the city is ordering the family to pay $710 to pay for the damages on the very car that killed her 27-year-old son.
45-year-old Laverne Dobbinson told The Daily News, “We’re still grieving, and this is like a slap in the face. They want my son to pay for damage to the vehicle that killed him. It’s crazy.”
An attorney for the family filed an intent to sue the city and hopes to prevent the department from issuing any repairs to the vehicle as the case is still under investigation. “In my 40 years of practicing law in this city I have never seen anything as heartless as this,” the lawyer told The News, referring to the bill sent to Tamon’s family.
According to police, the car was stopped when Robinson ran into it. Witnesses, however, maintain the car hit Robinson directly.
A witness described the incident, claiming, “They hit him. He flew up and he came down. They backed the car up, and they told him to get up. People were yelling out their windows screaming at the cops, ‘We saw what you did.’ ”
Robinson was rushed to a nearby hospital where he fell into a coma. While unconscious, cops kept him  handcuffed to the hospital bed. Six days later, he was declared brain dead and his family made the decision to take him off the respirator.
Rev. Al Sharpton held a rally in honor of Robinson and demanded an investigation, which is still in process, to look into any criminal wrongdoing in the young man’s death.
An NYPD spokesman declined to comment on the $710 bill.

jalwhite:

Tamon Robinson’s Mother, Laverne Dobbinson, Owes NYPD $710 For Damages To Police Car That Killed Son

In April 2012, Tamon Robinson was struck and killed by an NYPD police car after Robinson was allegedly caught stealing cobblestones from a public housing complex.

Six months later, Robinson’s mother says the city is ordering the family to pay $710 to pay for the damages on the very car that killed her 27-year-old son.

45-year-old Laverne Dobbinson told The Daily News, “We’re still grieving, and this is like a slap in the face. They want my son to pay for damage to the vehicle that killed him. It’s crazy.”

An attorney for the family filed an intent to sue the city and hopes to prevent the department from issuing any repairs to the vehicle as the case is still under investigation. “In my 40 years of practicing law in this city I have never seen anything as heartless as this,” the lawyer told The News, referring to the bill sent to Tamon’s family.

According to police, the car was stopped when Robinson ran into it. Witnesses, however, maintain the car hit Robinson directly.

A witness described the incident, claiming, “They hit him. He flew up and he came down. They backed the car up, and they told him to get up. People were yelling out their windows screaming at the cops, ‘We saw what you did.’ ”

Robinson was rushed to a nearby hospital where he fell into a coma. While unconscious, cops kept him handcuffed to the hospital bed. Six days later, he was declared brain dead and his family made the decision to take him off the respirator.

Rev. Al Sharpton held a rally in honor of Robinson and demanded an investigation, which is still in process, to look into any criminal wrongdoing in the young man’s death.

An NYPD spokesman declined to comment on the $710 bill.

Source: jalwhite

17th August 2012

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revolutionaryinterstices:

larepublicadedet:

Know Your Rights

Always relevant.

More important police information!

SUPER IMPORTANT

i can never reblog this enough.

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17th August 2012

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blackamazon:

blackamazon:

thisistheglamorous:

Dorothy Cooper, age 96 and a retired domestic worker living in Chattanooga, never had any trouble voting even in the Jim Crow era and missed only one election in her entire adult life. But when she went for one of the state’s new free photo IDs last month so she could keep voting, they turned her away. Why? Her maiden name, Dorothy Alexander, is on her birth certificate, and she didn’t have her marriage license.
Due to Tennessee’s new voting law, she has to have a state photo ID to vote and now, even with her current voter registration card, she can’t get one.
Links to the Times Free Press and Nashville Scene articles.

She is older than Voting Rights Act.
Like let’s get this really real yall
Mama has voted without bureaucratic bullshit in JIM DAMN CROW
but the new millenium is trying to keep her out cause her birth certificate  ( which is older than the current incarnations of both parties) has her maiden name
from back when the probably write that shit in fountain pen…
I quit all of you
EVERY SINGLE ONE

doing math : She has been eligible to vote since 1937
……
SHE HAD LESS TROUBLE VOTING AROUND FDR vs. LANDON than OBAMA vs.ROMNEY

God damn it.

Oh hi anti-fraud voter suppression laws that “coincidentally” target people of color, women, elderly people, and young people still in school. *bangs head on desk*

ceasesilence:

inothernews:

blackamazon:

blackamazon:

thisistheglamorous:

Dorothy Cooper, age 96 and a retired domestic worker living in Chattanooga, never had any trouble voting even in the Jim Crow era and missed only one election in her entire adult life. But when she went for one of the state’s new free photo IDs last month so she could keep voting, they turned her away. Why? Her maiden name, Dorothy Alexander, is on her birth certificate, and she didn’t have her marriage license.

Due to Tennessee’s new voting law, she has to have a state photo ID to vote and now, even with her current voter registration card, she can’t get one.

Links to the Times Free Press and Nashville Scene articles.

She is older than Voting Rights Act.

Like let’s get this really real yall

Mama has voted without bureaucratic bullshit in JIM DAMN CROW

but the new millenium is trying to keep her out cause her birth certificate  ( which is older than the current incarnations of both parties) has her maiden name

from back when the probably write that shit in fountain pen…

I quit all of you

EVERY SINGLE ONE

doing math : She has been eligible to vote since 1937

……

SHE HAD LESS TROUBLE VOTING AROUND FDR vs. LANDON than OBAMA vs.ROMNEY

God damn it.

Oh hi anti-fraud voter suppression laws that “coincidentally” target people of color, women, elderly people, and young people still in school. *bangs head on desk*

Source: thisistheglamorous

21st June 2012

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20th June 2012

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Tagged: Stop and FriskChange the NYPDRacial Profilingsubmission

14th June 2012

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13th June 2012

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Stop, Stop & Frisk! Watch this video to see how it impacts the community. 

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11th June 2012

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We are East Brooklyn Community High School and we have been targeted!

Students at East Brooklyn have been investigated and collecting experiences with racial profiling, stop and frisk and the impact it has our relationships with the law enforcement community.

We will be at the Silent March this Sunday!

8th June 2012

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stopstopandfrisknyc:

SS+F JUNE 2012 UPDATE: I AM RAMARLEY

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4th June 2012

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New Yorkers are saying END STOP & FRISK on June 17th and beyond! 

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