Cop Watch: Youth and Communities Speak Out

Introduction by INDYKIDS STAFF Ferguson, MO, residents expressing their frustration and anger over the August 9, 2014, shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. PHOTO: Jamelle Bouie/Flickr In black and Latino communities throughout the United States, many young...

Stop-and-Frisk Declared in Violation of Constitution

By MALIK NICKENS, IndyKids Staff “End stop-and-frisk. Hands off the kids.” Message on a building in Gowanus, Brooklyn. PHOTO: Kathryn Schlechter On August 12, 2013, Federal Judge Shira A. Scheindlin ruled the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy in violation of...

Stop-and-Frisk Goes to Court

By SAMUEL MARTINEZ, age 11, and MALIK SHAH, age 9 Young people protesting the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policies in New York City. PHOTO: J-No The New York City Police Department is being criticized for a controversial policy called stop-and-frisk. Stop-and-frisk is...