Police

Protesters Pack NYC Stop-and-Frisk Hearing

Tired of life in the police state that never sleeps

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QUEENS — Hundreds of Queens residents packed a City Council Civil Rights Committee hearing on stop-and-frisk Wednesday night to support legislation that is intended to protect New Yorkers from alleged profiling by the NYPD.

The legislation, the Community Safety Act, would require officers to provide their name and rank when performing a stop-and-frisk. It would also require officers to explain the reasons why they're stopping someone and it would set up a new Inspector General's office to monitor the program.