All that history and stuff aside, what can we do to stop police harrassment in NYC. The major problem that I see with NYC is that they are very closely affiliated with federal law enforcement agencies such as the FBI and CIA and I suspect that they get hefty funding from the feds. I feel that because of this they get carte blanche to harass black people period.
Black people in New York, and the rest of America are going to have to work hard at changing laws that give police such authority in the first place, and at electing politicians that do nothing but sit in office and sign Bill after Bill/legislation after legislation that is deliberately discriminatory in the first place. But, the most important thing would probably be making sure that there is a Police Commissioner that does not sanction such blatant racial profiling and harassment. Where Black people are hurt at the most with making such a change is the fact that there should be Class-Action Lawsuits filed against entities like the NYPD, but there are no attorneys, [African American attorneys] willing to see something like that through.