Why We're Marching Against Stop and Frisk

Your Take: The NAACP's president explains plans for a silent protest of a racially skewed police practice.

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Silence is a powerful force that, like other forms of nonviolent protest, holds a mirror to the brutality of one's opponents. On June 17 we will hold up a mirror to New York City's stop-and-frisk policy. For more information about the event, visit silentmarchnyc.org.

The NYPD is stopping New Yorkers at higher levels than at any time in the city's history. As the number of stops continues to grow, it will seem more and more as if the NYPD has set up a checkpoint on every corner. That would be an unwelcome development for the nation's most diverse city.

Benjamin Todd Jealous is president and CEO of the NAACP.

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