Recording Artist I AM TRIGG Confronts NYPD Practice With New Single “Stop And Frisk”
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, December 20, 2013, 11:52 AM EST
Today’s release of STOP AND FRISK, by I AM TRIGG, marks the next stage in the crafting of this young artist. No longer simply enjoying his success as the preteen rap phenom, TRIGG has taken a daring step into the ring on this current social issue. The practice of Stop-Question-and-Frisk continues to challenge the civil liberties of hundreds of thousands of mostly young African American and Latino men. The driving beat and explosive lyrics of STOP AND FRISK lends an edgy tempo to a cutting topic.
According to the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), in the first three quarters of 2013, New Yorkers were stopped by the police 179,063 times; 159,104 were totally innocent (89 percent), 98,051 were black (56 percent) and 51,903 were Latino (29 percent). Only 19,459 (11 percent) were white. The NYCLU expects the new mayoral administration to make reforming stop-and-frisk a top priority.
“Stop-Question-and-Frisk is a troubling practice that has proven to be a non-deterrent in the war on crime in New York City,” states TRIGG. “As citizens of a free society, I believe that it behooves all of us to take action wherever and whenever we can to rectify injustices.”
Aside from his music, TRIGG is a proud supporter of OQI Cares, a nonprofit organization that engages at-promise youth through the use of S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) in an effort to reveal aptitude and realize potential.
STOP AND FRISK by I AM TRIGG – available now on iTunes
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