NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio "Did the Right Thing" By Dropping Stop-and-Frisk Appeal

Press Release
January 30, 2014

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio "Did the Right Thing" By Dropping Stop-and-Frisk Appeal

Contact: Carol Gregory, cgregory@aiusa.org, 202-675-8759, @AIUSAmedia

(NEW YORK CITY) - In response to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's promise to reform stop-and-frisk police tactics, Thenjiwe McHarris, Senior Campaigner at Amnesty International USA, issued the following statement:

"We applaud the efforts of advocates and community members to put an end to racial profiling and other discriminatory policing practices in NYC. Mayor De Blasio did the right thing today by deciding to take steps to drop the appeal on the Floyd stop-and-frisk lawsuit.

"It is time that the city of New York move away from discriminatory policing practice that has violated the rights of countless men, women and children."

Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with more than 3 million members in more than 150 countries campaigning for human rights worldwide. The organization investigates and exposes abuses, educates and mobilizes the public, and works to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.