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Pennsylvania Lawmaker Wants Vote on "Stop and Frisk" in November

A lawmaker in Philadelphia is pushing to have voters weigh in on the practice of "stop and frisk" in the upcoming general election.

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NYC Drops Stop-And-Frisk Appeals

The de Blasio administration on Wednesday formally dropped New York City’s appeal of rulings in lawsuits involving the NYPD’s use of stop-and-frisk tactics.

Stop and Frisk?

Many people who use the term "stop and frisk" fail to realize that there actually is no such concept in the law, and that the phrase "stop and frisk" couples two constitutionally distinct activities that do not necessarily coincide. This misunderstanding is easily traced to the coincidence in Terry v. Ohio.

Video: NYPD Top Cop Defends Stop-and-Frisk

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly appeared on several public affairs shows Sunday to defend the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy, saying city crime rates would increase following a judge's ruling that the stops are unconstitutional.

Judge: NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk Unconstitutional

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.

NYPD Settles Stop-and-Frisk Database Lawsuit

The NYPD has agreed to stop keeping the names and addresses of people who've been targets of stop-and-frisks, a civil rights group announced Wednesday.

NYC Mayor Vetoes NYPD Oversight

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has vetoed a pair of measures to create an NYPD inspector general and allow people to sue over racial profiling by officers.

NYPD Inspector: I Never Punished Cops On Quotas

A New York City police deputy inspector who was secretly recorded by a subordinate testified that he never punished officers if they didn't meet quotas and didn't order race-based stops.

NYPD Whistle Blowers Testify In Stop-Frisk Trial

Officer Pedro Serrano and other whistle blowers took the stand in a civil rights case challenging some of the 5 million street stops made by police in the past decade using a tactic known as stop and frisk.

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NYPD Begins Testing Handgun Scanners

The NYPD will soon deploy new technology allowing police to detect guns carried by criminals without using the typical pat-down procedure, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Wednesday.

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