Cornel West Joins Dozens of Protesters in Stop-and-Frisk Court Fight
February 16, 2012 2:20pm | By Shayna Jacobs, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer
At a Manhattan Criminal Court hearing Thursday, West refused to take a conditional dismissal offer for disorderly conduct charges.
The renowned Princeton University professor and activist, had been among a group of 200 demonstrators opposing the policy who gathered in front of the state building on 125th Street in Harlem on Oct. 21, 2011. About 34 were arrested.
Critics charge that stop and frisk, which allows police to search people who they believe are involved in crimes, unfairly targets members of minority communities and is a clear violation of the civil rights of people who are searched.
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