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12Aug/130

Stop-and-Frisk: The Pastor (Where I Am Going)

When Reverend Samuel Cruz of Sunset Park, Brooklyn has to tell his young nephews not to wear hoodies and not to walk a certain way, it is very clear the stop-and-frisk effect on his community is a serious issue. Reverend Cruz describes this effect as a "dehumanization of young people" that damages the spirit and leaves them with a sense of hopelessness.

This is the second of a four-part series entitled Where I Am Going.

Where I Am Going is a video series that peeks into the lives of people who've experienced NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk policy.  These short documentaries give us a glance into the lives of ordinary New Yorkers — a teenager, a mother, a clergyman, and a police officer. We start by sharing a teen's story and a clergyman's.

The police policy has impacted their lives and their neighborhoods. These are the stories of people who believe they can achieve many things, but are not always given the hope and empowerment they envision.

This docuseries was produced by Firelight Films and by our faith in a brighter future.

 

 

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