Life Under Suspicion: Youth Perspectives on the NYPD’s Stop and Frisk Policy


The NYPD stopped and frisked nearly 700,000 people in 2011 in an effort to remove guns from the street. Critics point to the policy’s fundamental failure since a gun was recovered in less than 1 percent of the cases. But a generation of black and Hispanic males — who constitute 90 percent of those stopped — is being criminalized and dehumanized as a result. EVC youth producers investigate this critical problem that impacts them so directly, speaking with political leaders, legal experts, and young people in neighborhoods across the city, in order to give a human face to this critical problem.


A film produced by high school students who participated in EVC’s Youth Documentary Workshop, 2012.


Laurel_Awards (1)

Media for a Just Society Award, 2014
NYCLU Freedom of Expression Contest, 2012

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