Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Today's Show: New York's Police State

3:30pm EST - Over the period of 2004-2009, the New York City Police Department stopped 2,789,461 people and 2,467,150 of those stopped had done nothing wrong, but were still stopped and frisked as if they had, with police making them line up on walls and cars, searching them in front of many onlookers. And guilty or innocent, they were issued a summons and their names entered into a database, a majority of them African-American and Hispanic. Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, joins us this afternoon to talk about this racist and humiliating policy practiced by the NYPD and why it needs to be stopped.

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