Politics

Cornel West Got Arrested Again? What Did He Do to the Police?

Sat., Oct. 22, 2011 2:51 PM EST
by Terry Shropshire

Princeton professor Cornel West just spilled out of jail in Washington, D.C., a few days ago only to roll into another one in New York.

Last week, the fiery philosopher was arrested in D.C. for protesting on the steps of the Supreme Court after the Martin Luther King National Memorial dedication.

This time, West and 30 other demonstrators were apprehended outside a New York police precinct for protesting the infamous department’s policies of stopping, questioning and frisking people. West, the renowned left-wing social critic  led a group of activists, religious officials and other demonstrators from a rally in the Harlem district in upper Manhattan to a police precinct.

Police accused the demonstrators of violating an order not to block the building’s entrance and they were summarily arrested for disorderly conduct. West and others believe the NYPD’s “stop-and-frisk” policy inordinately targets blacks and Hispanic males.

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