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Yasiin Bey Opposes "Stop-And-Frisk"

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Rapper/Actor Appears In PSA
6:00AM ET May 24th, 2013
Contributor : Chris G.
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Yasiin Bey Opposes ''Stop-And-Frisk''

The NYPDâs âStop-and-Friskâ policy has been under fire for years. After a federal class action lawsuit was filed against the city, a judge ordered that the NYPD stop enforcing the practice in front of private residences in The Bronx. The public is now awaiting the ruling in the case of Floyd v. City of New York, which questions the constitutionality of the program itself.

Rapper/actor Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) is appearing in a new PSA about the ruling and how "Stop-and-Frisk" violates human rights.

The clip, called âDonât Tread On Me,â states that 85% of the 5 million âStop-and-Friskâ stops were Black or Latino. It also features a police officer recalling that his commanding officer said âweâre gonna go out there, and weâre gonna violate some rights.â

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