Cornel West Arrested Again, This Time at a Stop-and-Frisk Protest

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Civil rights activist and Princeton professor Cornel West has been an outspoken supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement, but not just from behind his lectern. West was arrested today in Harlem while demonstrating against the NYPD's stop-and-frisk tactics, making for his second police run-in for civil disobedience in less than a week. Outside of a local precinct this afternoon, a group rallied and chanted, "We say no to the new Jim Crow; stop and frisk has got to go," before about 30 people were arrested. The department's "random" search policy, which skews insanely toward men of color, came under renewed fire this week thanks to a crooked cop who boasted about his race-based arrests. West was also cuffed on Sunday outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., but was not charged with a crime.

Cornel West arrested in NYC [RT]
Cornel West Arrested at 'Stop And Frisk' Protests [Atlantic Wire]