Thousands silently march to protest NYPD stop-and-frisksJune 17, 2012
Thousands of civil rights activists, LGBT leaders, labor and community organizers, and citizens outraged by New York City’s stop-and-frisk policy are marching today in a demonstration against the law enforcement tactic they say is a legally dubious form of institutionalized racial profiling.
And in a change from typical rallies, this one will be entirely silent.
“In contrast to previous demonstrations, we will march in silence as an illustration of both the tragedy and serious threat that stop and frisk and other forms of racial profiling present to our society,” the march’s official site states. “Silence is a powerful force that, like other forms of non-violent protest, holds a mirror to the brutality of one’s opponents.”Read More...