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Judge: NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk Unconstitutional

August 12, 2013  | 

A federal judge ruled Monday that the New York Police Department violated the civil rights of those who were stopped under its "stop-and-frisk" policy.

U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin also called for an independent monitor to oversee major changes to the policy including training, supervision, monitoring, and discipline, reports Fox News.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed to appeal the ruling, calling it disturbing at a press conference.

Judge Scheindlin said officers conducted stops under the policy in a "racially discriminatory manner" and police leaders ignored warnings since 1999 that those being stopped had their rights violated.

Tags: NYPD, Terry Stops, Trespassing, Civil Rights Cases, Racial Profiling


Comments (7)

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Fed Cop @ 8/12/2013 2:36 PM

There goes "Terry Stops".

Bob @ VA @ 8/12/2013 4:03 PM

Fed - These were not Terry stops. There was no RAS that the subjects were armed, dangerous, or about to commit a crime. There was generally no RAS other than their location and "look". NYPD simply discarded the 4th Amendment and did what they pleased. They've finally and correctly been called on it.

Capt.Crunch @ 8/12/2013 4:22 PM

Funny I don't see where a victim or possible victim would complain about this law.

Chuck @ 8/12/2013 6:04 PM

Eat that Bloomberg, you communist !!

Rick @ 8/14/2013 5:23 AM

What do you expect. She is a graduate of Univ of Michigan and has never been a victim of the persons she is now saying had their rights violated by a stop and frisk. There is nothing wrong with stop and frisk and if the alleged victims think there is they need to look at themselves and what they were doing when stopped and frisked. I have no problem with being stopped and frisked as I have nothing to hide.

Sgt. Mike @ 8/15/2013 7:15 PM

To call these Terry Stops is ridiculous and demonstrates a lack of training.

DJ dottybaser Multi-Power @ 7/1/2014 4:03 AM

Mr Rick, since racial discrimination and hate crime is a barrier, and could lead to malicious prosecution and false imprisonment, the entire criminal justice system are not allowed to go above the law. Philosophical psychology describes how a professional law enforcement can skillfully solidly plot an allegation and evidence and be illegally acceptable by the jury and the judicial prosecutors.

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