You would think Cornel West would be lowkey after his arrest in DC. Wrong. West and several dozen other protesters were trying to get themselves arrested as part of a peaceful protest against the New York Police Department’s “Stop and Frisk” policies. The issue has been picking up steam this week as New York politicians have been criticizing Police Commissioner Ray Kelly for relying too heavily on the tactic.
Crowds gathered around the men during the arrest, chanting, “We say no to the new Jim Crow; stop and frisk has got to go.”
Cornel West is going to have quite the record in no time.