TODAY: A huge crowd protested stop and frisks in NYC.
Just one reason why people are protesting: 85 percent of those stopped last year were black or Hispanic, even though those groups make up about half of NYC’s population.
In 2011, NYC officers made 685,724 stops as part of the “stop-and-frisk” policy. Of that group, 605,328 people were determined not to have engaged in any unlawful behavior. [NYCLU]