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Monday, August 12, 2013

Bloomberg's Stop-And-Frisk Policy Declared Unconstitutional

Excellent news:

A Manhattan federal court judge today ruled against the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk practices, saying the city acted with “deliberate indifference” to these “unconstitutional” stops.

“I find that the City is liable for violating plaintiffs’ Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights,” US District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin wrote.

“The City acted with deliberate indifference toward the NYPD’s practice of making unconstitutional stops and conducting unconstitutional frisks.”

The judge found that "in each of these stops, a person's life was interrupted."

There were 4.4 million people between 2004 and 2008, and 80 percent of them black or Hispanic, according to the judge.

More on this when we get more details.

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