Rev. Al Sharpton

Reverend Al Sharpton, Rappers Protest NYPD's Stop & Frisk Policy


(AllHipHop News) Reverend Al Sharpton, Hip-Hop executive Kevin Liles and a variety of rappers are teaming up to protest the NYPD’s stop and frisk policy.

Rev. Sharpton will lead a silent march from Harlem to Mayor Bloomberg’s house this Father’s Day (June 17).

The purpose of the march is to protest the stop and frisk policy, which Sharpton’s National Action Network says unfairly targets young black and Latino men from the Hip-Hop generation.

“We want to end violence and crime in our communities and support law enforcement, but not in a manner that encourages racial and religious profiling,” said Kevin Liles, former
President of Def Jam and Warner Music Group and supporter of the march.

“Reduction in crime is achievable if we work together with law enforcement to strengthen our communities, and build trust on both sides,” said Liles, who currently runs KWL Enterprises.

In addition to Al Sharpton, Kevin Liles and the National Action Network, the NAACP, members of the clergy, community leaders, students and others will march down 5th Avenue in Manhattan, to demand an end to the stop and frisk policy.

“It is pitiful that our young people are more afraid of the Police when they walk outside, than they are of any potential Gang,” added NAACP Northeast Director Marvin Bing.

“How unfortunate is it that we have to teach our young people how to react and respond when a Police Officer stops and frisk them, and any kind of movement can get them killed. Stop and Frisk must end,” Bing said. “It is no longer a Police crime prevention tactic- its racial harassment, and racial profiling at its core.”

The activists are demanding that NYPD police Commissioner Ray Kelly also denounced this policy, which they claim blatantly targets minority youth.

“We must bring attention to the continued pattern by the NYPD of routinely stopping and searching people of color — especially young black and Latino men (often times without probable cause),” said Tamika D. Mallory, the 32-year-old National Executive Director of National Action Network

“We call on Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Mayor Michael Bloomberg to implement reform at once. By creating databases of people that have been ‘stopped and frisked,’ the NYPD has criminalized an entire generation of racial minorities in this city. We are in a crisis,” Mallory said.

For more information visit http://www.nationalactionnetwork.org.

  • Hell yeah. That policy is totally discriminatory and needs to be checked. How much freedom do we need to give up. 4th Amendment in effect.

    “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers,
    and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be
    violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause,
    supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place
    to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

    Word.

  • Pierre Elliott

    I GOT BAGGED BY SOME BITCH ASS INDIO-SPANISH COP, I WOULDA KICKED HIS ASS LIKE NOTHING…..IM SICK OF THIS SHIT. THATS WHY I ADVOCATE THE RE-EMERGENCE
    OF:           FUCCK THE POLICE FOR REALS NIGGA… WE GOT WARS IN ALMOST EVERY COUNTRY AND OUR COUNTRY TREATS US LIKE SHIT…

    • thuglifefukdapolice

      I FEEL LIKE PAC  SHOOT AT THE POLICE IF U A REAL NIGGA HIT EM UP STEY STRAPPED BUY CHOPPERS ITS THUG LIFE B YALL STOP ACTING LIKE P  OUT  THERE DONT BE SCARED 2 DIE WE ALL GOTTA GO  A REAL NIGGA WOULD PICK HIS TIME 2  GO I SEE DEATH AROUND THE CORNER

  • MrTroyMercy

    Phuck al sharpton-dude ate all the chitlings and hog mogs at my yearlybeacoon bash!!!

  • MrTroyMercy

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  • Doesnt the NAACP have anything else better to do then annoy the police that are actually trying to make our streets safer..

  • gregg barnett

    it’s not racial profiling. i’m white and police stop and frisk me all the time. 

  • this dude associates with drug kingpins & complains about frisking wow -have your bitch hold it then dumb ass

  • how many times he been beat up & molested by cops? he knows somebody who has or heard about it on tv? tryin to make $ of minorities

  • rep87

    Racist Cops are being backed by a racist Mayor Bloomberg and Police commissnor Ray Kelly ,Big Ups to Rev .Al Sharpton for addressing this issue and those rappers who stood up !

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