Skip to comments.Rev. Sharpton, NYPD & Major Retailers Reach Deal In ‘Shop-And-Frisk’ Incidents
Posted on 04/04/2014 7:54:30 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) An agreement was reached Thursday between the New York Police Department, Rev. Al Sharpton, and retail industry leaders on the so-called shop-and-frisk policy.
Under the agreement, police wont enter a store to investigate a report of shoplifting unless a store employee has called 911, creating a public record of the incident, TV 10/55 reported.
So if we all agree that it has to start with a call, you at least are starting with the point where the situation began, Sharpton said.
When an accusation of racial profiling is made against a store, Sharpton said a 911 call would make it easier to determine the basis of the stop, WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond reported.
Ahead of the meeting, NYPD Comissioner Bill Bratton told 1010 WINS he had been briefed on the departments basic policies in connection with the shop-and-frisk incidents.
Ive been briefed relative to the departments activities as it relates to shoplifting, larceny, or credit card issues as it relates to these stores, the commissioner said.
Last year several customers sued some major retailers, including Macys and Barneys, alleging they were racially profiled and suspected of shoplifting when they hadnt.
A lot of people were put through a very painful experience of being treated like they did something wrong when they were law abiding citizens, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
Major retailers, police, and civil rights groups have already agreed to a customer bill of rights, which has been posted in stores across New York City.
Meanwhile in Detroit Chief Craig has restarted the stop and frisk policy. (As well as the citizens fire at will policy)
Im sure harpo...er Oprah is as we speak lifting a very expensive glass to salute this.... development
terms not disclosed no doubt..
“Resist we much!!”
Idiot we must.
I remember this POS up here in Dutchess county, NY with the Tawana Brawley fiasco. He should be in jail.
If he were white, he would be.
I grew up in New York city and lived there till last year until I got smart and moved, and just in time in seems being that it’s now a Marxist state. If I had a dime for every black I saw setting off the detector at a stores exit I would make Bill Gates look like a pauper. Allll the freakin’ time, at Rite Aid drug stores, Duane Reade, CVS, Best buys, beep beep beep beep beep..and off they go. So when some of these stores got smart and stopped them of course NOW it’s racist when in fact it’s just common street smarts. I use to work in a 24 foodmart in the 80s, night shift which was insane. ALL the time blacks would come in and shoplift, some of them use to come in with shopping bags, walk up and down the aisles, fill them up with everything they could and calmly walk out and if you chased them they would do the whole thing with reaching down their pants like they had a gun. The FACT is blacks RIP OFF STORES more than ANY other ethnic group. EVERY single store owner in NYC will tell you that. That is not racism, that is FACT. And this racist jerkoff Al Sharpton is involved in this? For WHAT? Does anyone have any nuts to tell this RACIST to F off for ONCE?
The force is strong with you, grasshopper.
The 911 system is not for shoplifters. Just call the regular police line.
I guess the 911 line will be constantly ringing or you will be put on hold because of the high volume while the perps disappear with everything in your store, good plan for business. Give the perps time to escape
Meanwhile, the crooks in NYC are going to get a free ride.
What a hell hole.
So the thieves can grab a jacket, run out the door and NOBODY can go after them UNTIL a call is made to 911? Seriously? Did I read that wrong?
This racist agitator has a “history” of fomenting trouble for certain retailers.
We don’t negotiate with terrorists but we do with Race Baiting Poverty Pimp crooks.....