Please, this is just ridiculous!
In NYC, NYPD officers can stop anyone, at any time, for any reason and perform a full body pat down–a supposedly preventative tactic known as “stop and frisk. This tactic is employed disproportionately within communities of color. If you’re not one of the 4 million people (!) stopped since 2002, look up the statistics. It’s gross.
We’d like this shit to end!
We see one step to this end as getting more people in the mainstream media talking about the blatant absurdity of the way in which these stops are administered as well as their oppressive effects. To that end, we’re planning an online action in the vein of Yes Men actions of yore to fool the media into reporting on something truly outrageous.