Cornel West Speaks Eloquently About Harlem

 

Cornel West was arrested in Harlem in a March organized by Occupy Wall Street on Friday.

The planned act of civil disobedience focused on the NYPD’s practice of “stop and frisk.” It is a controversial and some say unconstitutional practice of officers stopping city residents on the street and searching them.

Sobering Facts

  • The number of stop and frisks have soared under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, with 600,000 stops performed last year. 
  • 87 percent of those stopped last year were black or Hispanic, a number disproportionate to their share of the population.
  • Just 7 percent of the stops resulted in arrests, meaning the vast majority of those stopped committed no crime.

What Cornel West had to say was short, riveting and relevant as always.  Speakers of Cornel’s ilk, eloquence and profoundness are few and far between.

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