Life Under Suspicion: Youth's Perspective on NYC's Stop & Frisk Policy

Description

 

The NYPD stopped and frisked nearly 700,000 people in 2011 in an effort to remove guns from the street. Critics point to the policy’s fundamental failure since a gun was recovered in less than 1 percent of the cases. But a generation of black and Hispanic males — who constitute 90 percent of those stopped — is being criminalized and dehumanized as a result. EVC youth producers investigate this critical problem that impacts them so directly, speaking with political leaders, legal experts, and young people in neighborhoods across the city, in order to give a human face to this critical problem.

 

Life Under Suspicion: Youth's Perspective on NYC's Stop & Frisk Policy

  • Film Info

    Year: 2012

    Run Time: 25:29

     

  • Film Festivals

    • Media for a Just Society Award, 2014
    • NYCLU Freedom of Expression Contest, 2012