Silent March Against Stop and Frisk on Flickr.

On this Father’s day, more than 298 organizations and citizens (including the NYCLU) took part in the Silent March Against NYPD’s Stop and Frisk Policy. I was there and was amazed by the amount of people who showed up.

It felt great knowing that so many people understood how the NYPD’s practices need to be thoroughly assessed and reformed.  You can tell based on the photographs that I took – this practice has impacted everyone. Some people who I spoke with estimate that the march contained tens of thousands of people, if not hundreds, to represent the more than 600,000 people affected by the practice.

Participants traveled from Harlem, beginning at 110th street on Central Park North to the high 70’s on Fifth Avenue – close to Gracie Mansion. It was interesting seeing the onlookers especially when we walked along the museum mile. Marchers were mostly silent. Some were not aware of the current news surrounding Stop and Frisk’s startling statistics.

I was tweeting and photographing a lot. I think I took around 300 photos? However, I whittled the amount down to 96. There’s more to come. I shot 3 rolls on my 7e. I just need to go and get them developed. Take a look and see more here. Check out NYCLU’s Facebook page for more information and photos.

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© Sharese Ann Frederick

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