Teen ‘Stop And Frisked’ More Than 60 Times Speaks Out!

stop and frisk police brutality

Getting stopped and frisked more than sixty times is outrageous.   Look at the following stats from the ACLU:

In the first three months of 2012, New Yorkers were stopped by the police 203,500 times
181,457 were totally innocent (89 percent).
108,097 were black (54 percent).
69,043 were Latino (33 percent).
18,387 were white (9 percent).

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Stop And Frisk‘ is hailed by NYPD law enforcement officials as a life-saving police tactic that keeps guns off of the streets and prevents gun-related crimes from occurring.

But Tyquan Brehon (pictured) of Flatbush, Brooklyn, says that the tactic has made it impossible for him to walk the streets in peace. Brehon claims that he has been stopped by cops more than 60 times before his 18th birthday, according to the New York Times.

“Most of the times I get stopped, I’m walking down the block,” he says. “They never say, ‘This is why I’m stopping you.’ When you’re young and you’re Black, no matter how you look, you fit the description.”

Breton recalled a time when officers stopped and frisked both him and a group of other teens and lined them up against a wall. Breton asked why he was being stopped. An officer told him he was spraying graffiti on the wall. Breton in turn asked how could he possibly be spraying anything on the wall if it is Black and he only has a pink highlighter in his pocket.

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4 comments

  1. Remember the Cold War, when we had to win it because otherwise we might be made into some kind of police state wherein police could stop you, demand your papers, and search you for no reason?

    Come to think of it, remember the terrorists, who hate us because of our freedom? I guess the joke’s on them.

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  2. Terrific post. It is outrageous how our young Black males,females and yes other minorities are treated by law enforcement when all they are doing is walking down their neighborhood streets.

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