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"Stop Civilian Review Boards" was a slogan coined by opponents of a movement to add civilian members to Civilian Complaint Review Boards previously administered by New York City policemen. Civilian Complaint Review Boards were around since 1953, but previously had handled complaints by New York civilians against the police using a committee that consisted solely of civilian administrators of the police department. Supporters of the referendum touted it as a tool against racism, while the police opposed it and eventually the public voted the bill down. In 1987, the New York Civilian Review Board started admitting civilians that were unaffiliated with the police department.

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