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The Agenda: Wednesday August 27, 2014

Today’s Agenda

ICYMI: Philly pot arrest maps: black people in black neighborhoods

By Daniel Denvir (City Paper)

Originally published on August 14th, 2014 by City Paper.

Eighty-three percent of the 4,314 marijuana-possession arrests made by Philly police in 2013 were of African-Americans. 72 more words


Letitia James Calls For $5 Million NYPD Body Camera Pilot

Public Advocate Letitia James called on the city to fit police with wearable cameras in a pilot program broader than the one a federal judge has ordered — and said the $5 million effort would actually save taxpayers money. 799 more words


The beginning of the end of stop-and-frisk

Few people were paying attention, but last Friday a federal judge dealt what’s likely the final blow against stop-and-frisk, the controversial police practice of stopping and pat-searching without meeting the constitutional standard. 459 more words

Civil Rights

Teachable Moments About Policing from Ferguson, Missouri

This is part of our ongoing series of blog posts about race, racism and law enforcement in communities of color.

By Tom Tyler, PhD (Professor of Law and Psychology, … 822 more words

Human Rights And Social Justice

#Ferguson: The American Summer

All eyes are on #Ferguson. Social media has shined a light on the drama that has occurred in this St. Louis, Missouri suburb. At the center, the death of an unarmed young man headed to college. 702 more words

Income Inequality

Howard Safir: Bill de Blasio Turning NYPD Into 'Blue Flowerpots'

Giuliani-era Police Commissioner Howard Safir blamed the de Blasio administration and its attitude toward the controversial stop-and-frisk policy for this year’s spike in shootings and the violent recent weekend–and argued that the mayor is rendering the NYPD powerless. 510 more words

Bill De Blasio