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The Walking While Trans Ban Is ‘Stop and Frisk 2.0’ (The Nation)

The Nation, February 19, 2020

The Walking While Trans Ban Is ‘Stop and Frisk 2.0′

Faced with a spike in arrests in 2018—a 120 percent increase from the previous year—the NYPD adjusted its patrol guide, urging officers not to arrest women arbitrarily. In early February, the New York City Bar Association, a membership organization of over 24,000 lawyers, released a report in support of the repeal bill, arguing that the law’s loose enforcement regulations “inevitably [encourage] police profiling based on perceived ethnicity, national origin, and immigration status by permitting arrests of individuals who, according to police, ‘look like prostitutes.’”

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