~Short Clip from MiddleMen Documentary
Eric was not selling cigarettes the day officers attempted to arrest him. Gwen Carr shares with us his story. Eric signifies a human face to the numbers game officers are pressured by superiors to engage in. The emphasis to target those in communities of color created tension and resistance. In 2014, New York was just transitioning to a more heavy emphasis on targeting low level offenses since Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled “NYPD Stop and Frisk Practices Unconstitutional, Racially Discriminatory” 
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