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Protesting NYPD's 'stop-and-frisk' policy in New York City

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Opponents of the New York Police Department's controversial "stop-and-frisk" policy march on Friday in the Bronx borough of New York City. The NYPD says the stops assist crime prevention while opponents say they involve racial profiling and civil rights abuses. According to the New York Civil Liberties Union, during the first nine months of last year 514,461 city residents were stopped by the NYPD, of whom 451,469 were innocent (88 percent). Racially, 54 percent were black, 31 percent Latino and 9 percent white.

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An opponent of the New York Police Department's controversial "stop-and-frisk" policy march on Friday.

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Opponents of the New York Police Department's controversial "stop-and-frisk" policy march on Friday.

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