For the second week in a row, West is arrested for protesting, this time against the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy.
Smiley: This stop-and-frisk policy is happening under Mayor Bloomberg’s watch.
West: We know many police oppose the stop-and-frisk policy. We can appeal to their moral conscience.
The stop and frisk policy was alive and well back in the day (20 years ago) when I was raising my sons in Newark, NJ. Before they got their licenses they were stopped on foot, thrown up against the wall, and frisked. Once they bought cars it transformed into racial profiling and they were stopped, searched, and of course their cars were searched. I don't hate the police I just don't trust them...
I'm amazed at Dr. West's compassionate attitude towards the police...I just wonder where is the same understanding and compassion for President O'bama?
Your arrest in NYC lat week puts you one up on me. A day or so after I left Occupy Richmond to get back home to Occupy Louisville the police (100+, some with horses) came with bull dozer and dump trucks and cleaned out Occupy Richmond. There are still people in jail. I gave the phone numbers to the National Lawyers Guild to a Richmond occupier but I think several folks are still in jail and they will not set bail for them.
I am headed downtown to help Occupy Louisville and I am organizing Kentucky's first Veterans for Peace chapter.
Power to the People!