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crimes and misdemeanors

Cornel West, Nineteen Others Convicted for Stop-and-Frisk Protest

Mark McKay, Ngawang Choephel, Dr Cornell West, Larry Cox, Martin Lewis, Timothy Higdon==
THE CINEMA SOCIETY & AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL host a screening of "THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE"==
The Tribeca Grand, NYC==
July 7, 2010==
©Patrick McMullan==
Photo - JOE SCHILDHORN/PatrickMcMullan.com==
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Twenty people were brought to justice today for blocking the sidewalk during a protest last year against the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy, which Cornell West called "extension of slavery" while testifying in his own defense. The violation is punishable by up to fifteen days in jail, which in this case feels a bit excessive.

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Photo: JOE SCHILDHORN/PatrickMcMullan.com