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Crimcast is a virtual resource devoted to critical conversations about criminology and criminal justice issues. Our blogposts, twitter feeds, podcasts and other content provide an overview of trends, research, commentary and events of interest to criminal justice practitioners, academics and the general public. CrimCast is sponsored by The Center for Crime and Popular Culture, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY.

Stop and Frisk Political Discourse in NYC at a New Low-Point

Nickie Phillips

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Dr. Delores Jones-Brown's response in Black Star News to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's recent defensive statements about the city's stop and frisk policies explains why the rhetoric is only getting worse.  She writes:

"Someone close to Mayor Michael Bloomberg should pull him aside and let him know that by continuously convening press conferences where he announces that Blacks are under-stopped and that Whites are over-stopped he looks and sounds eerily like George Wallace, standing on the steps of the Alabama State capitol in 1962 declaring, 'Segregation today, Segregation tomorrow, Segregation forever.'”

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