- Police Commissioner Raymond W Kelly and Mayor Michael Bloomberg
- United States of America
Since the terrorist attacks on London's train stations in July or 2005, the NYPD has been conducting random bag searches.
However the searches are not truly random (an announcement is made ahead of time of the possibility of the polices' presence) nor are they effective. Every tenth person should be searched according to the police department but this is not always the case making the process even more futile.
A disproportionate amount of check stops are located in black and latino neighborhoods making unfair racial profiling a factor. This process appears to be promoting the very fear it is intended to soothe.
We, the undersigned, call on the NYC Police Department and the NYC Mayor's Office to disband the police department's bag searches in NYC subways.
The Stop Random NYC Subway Searches petition to Police Commissioner Raymond W Kelly and Mayor Michael Bloomberg was written by Monica Massenberg and is in the category Law Reform at GoPetition.