This edition: Stop and Frisk: Taking on the NYPDTweet
Original tape date: May 21, 2012.
First aired: May 23, 2012.
A federal judge has granted class-action status to a lawsuit claiming that the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy discriminates against blacks and Latinos. Sunita Patel, a Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, explains. Then, is the amount of student debt carried in the US a crisis? Andy Rotherham, a contributor to TIME, argues it isn’t. A year after the Fukushima disaster, we’ll take a look at the status of the controversial Indian Point nuclear power plant with Paul Gallay, President of the environmental group Riverkeeper, and Janice Dean of the Environmental Protection Bureau of the NYS Attorney General’s office. Will 7-11 kill the New York City bodega, and should we care? New York Magazine writer Willy Staley takes a look.
Lalit Clarkson Plaintiff in stop and frisk suit
Janice Dean Attorney General’s Environmental Protection Bureau
Paul Gallay President, Riverkeeper
Sunita Patel Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)
Andy Rotherham Contributor, TIME, Bellwether Education
Willy Staley Writer, New York Magazine