BROOKLYN - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is denouncing the NYPD's controversial stop-and-frisk, calling it abusive and discriminatory.
The harsh words follow a new police report on the policy's statistics, which was released at the request of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU). It shows that in 2011, nearly 90 percent of the 700,000 people detained by cops were black or Hispanic.
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jelous used the pulpit at Nazarene Congregational Church in Bed-Study to criticize the policy, which he called a disgrace. He also announced that the organization now has the momentum to put an end to the procedure.