Bronx residents protest NYPD's stop-and-frisk policyPosted: Updated:
Bronx residents took to the streets today to try to halt the New York City Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy.
Community members protested outside of the 44th Precinct, and subsequently marched to the Bronx Borough Hall to try to get the policy thrown out.
The policy states that police need to have a reasonable suspicion to stop, question and frisk someone, but some residents say the policy lets police violate innocent civilians, and is really an excuse for racial profiling.
Statistics show that in the first six months of 2011, there were more than 350,000 stop-and-frisks in New York City.
Eighty-seven percent of those stopped were black or Latino.
From April to June, there were roughly 22,000 people stopped, questioned and frisked in The Bronx.
Ninety-two percent of those stopped were black or Latino.
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