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Civil Rights Suit Filed Against NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk

March 29, 2012  | 

Photo: POLICE file
Photo: POLICE file

The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against New York City and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, claiming officers conducted suspicionless stops inside private buildings.

The suit challenges the NYPD's "Operation Clean Halls" program in which landlords give officers permission to patrol inside residential buildings. In some cases, officers were given keys and tenant rosters, attorneys claim.

About 3,900 buildings with overwhelmingly black and Latino residents are enrolled in the program, reports WNYC.

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Leonard Mather @ 3/29/2012 8:29 PM

Commenting as a Forensic Psychologist having worked in Fairfax and Arlington Counties, VA, I would not be surprised that between Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the ACLU the hackneyed, standard form complaint emerges on Profiling. Profiling is LEO's best friend. That is where concentration of effort belongs, and NOT in Assisted Living places, Gated Communities or at Boyscout jamborees. Steve Emerson has a long listing of sleeper cells for Jihadist type Muslims. A fatwa was put on him because of that. Liberals cannot fathom such data. It will take time to reach some people.

Morning Eagle @ 3/30/2012 4:04 AM

If I read this correctly, the illustrious ACLU doesn't believe those mean ol' landlords have any right to want to clean undesirables from their properties and reduce the crime rates that are endangering everyone that occupies their property. They gave the police permission, which obviously implies the landlords realize they have a problem and want the police there to help them fix it. Would be good to see the landlords band together with the NYPD and tell the ACLU and any other professional race baiters where they can stick their lawsuit. It would be a safe bet that none of those ACLU lawyers would have the guts to live in the conditions they seem willing to damn others to while supposedly protecting them from the evil police.

Laura @ 3/30/2012 9:25 AM

They are covering 3600 buildings... Do the math... They stop an average of 225 people a day or 21 per building a year and only arrest an average of 16 people a day. Sounds about par for the course in bad neighborhoods if you ask me.

Bob@Az. @ 8/7/2012 8:21 AM

Good ol' aclu. "Police were even given tenant rosters"!! You mean the Officers actually knew who lived in the building and who didn't? Wow. I think it's time for the abused to start suing the aclu for slander, race discrimination, threatening a LEO and anything else we can think of. These landlords are doing the right thing and being harassed for it. We all know why sharks don't eat lawyers..............Stay Safe.

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