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NYPD Humilate and Terrify Teenagers Walking Home From Bus Stop

I wish I had the time to write this one because there are a lot of things I would like to mention. I may do an edit later today but for now I must just do a quick repost from the Huffington Post by COLLEEN LONG… Just as with women’s rights, we need to be devoted and fighting for a better life and future, fighting for our basic rights regarding everything from abortion to enraging police brutality which kills, mangles and damages people daily in America. Racism is very much still alive in America, it just goes by a new name.

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NEW YORK — Devin Almonor, the teenage son of a former police officer, said he was thrown against an unmarked car and temporarily handcuffed walking home from a bus stop. Medical student David Floyd was frisked by officers outside of his apartment as he helped a neighbor locked out of his home.

For both, the experience was humiliating and frightening. They also say it was illegal, because they believe they were stopped because of their race. Both are black.

“I am not a criminal. I did not commit any criminal acts,” said Floyd, who testified along with Almonor at the opening of a federal trial.

Testimony continued Tuesday in the case that challenges the constitutionality of some encounters under the controversial law enforcement tactic of stopping, questioning and frisking New Yorkers on the street.
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