Locked out: Manhattan criminal justice protesters say they’re blocked from stop-and-frisk reform

They came to the corner of Chambers and Centre Streets in Lower Manhattan on July 29 to protest a lack of progress in reforming the NYPD and its controversial stop-and-frisk policy.

But when politicians and civil rights advocates met there Thursday afternoon to discuss new joint filings from plaintiffs for NYPD stop-and-frisk class action lawsuits and their demands to be included in the federal monitorship, they encountered quite a symbol for their situation.

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