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Gentrification, Stop-and-Frisk Collide in Crown Heights

NEW YORK - MAY 26: Pedestrians in Times Square walk past a police car May 26, 2004 in New York City. The U.S. fears that al Qaeda may be plotting an attack inside the country or against U.S. interests abroad. Despite these warnings, the government has no plans to raise the terror threat level and has no details on when, where or how an attack might occur. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo: Spencer Platt/2004 Getty Images

We have a lot of burglaries, especially in areas where we have newer members of the community … For you, the person who hasn’t done anything, it’s always going to be a tough situation.” — NYPD Capt. Leighton Myre, addressing residents upset about stop-and-frisks at a community council meeting in gentrifying Crown Heights, where the stops happen with almost twice the frequency on the north side of Eastern Parkway than on the south.

When Gentrification and Stop-and-Frisk Collide