Gay community testifies at stop, frisk hearing

By Marni Usheroff. Published in the Queens Chronicle on Thursday, November 1.

New York City Council members hear testimony at a Stop and Frisk hearing in Jackson Heights, Queens. (Credit: Marni Usheroff)

The NYPD’s use of stop and frisk was the topic of the evening Oct. 24 when New Yorkers from all five boroughs testified before the City Council’s Civil Rights Committee at York College in Jamaica.

The hearing came one day after Make the Road New York released a report on alleged abusive policing practices aimed at Jackson Heights’ lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

The survey, titled “Transgressive Policing,” found that officers stopped members of Jackson Heights’ LGBT community…

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