TV News LIES

Thursday, Jul 02nd

Last update09:09:07 PM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) NYPD's 'stop-and-frisk' practice is unconstitutional, judge rules

NYPD's 'stop-and-frisk' practice is unconstitutional, judge rules

E-mail Print PDF

Stop and frisk lawA judge ruled on Monday the New York Police Department's "stop-and-frisk" crime-fighting tactic unconstitutional, dealing a stinging rebuke to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who had argued the practice drove down the city's crime rate.

U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin called it "indirect racial profiling" because it targeted racially defined groups, resulting in the disproportionate and discriminatory stopping of tens of thousands of blacks and Hispanics while the city highest officials "turned a blind eye," she said.

"No one should live in fear of being stopped whenever he leaves his home to go about the activities of daily life," Scheindlin wrote in her opinion.

As part of her ruling, Scheindlin ordered the appointment of an independent monitor and other immediate changes to police policies. Her "remedies" address two lawsuits, one brought by the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and the other by the Center for Constitutional Rights.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Surveillance shows fired NOPD officer striking 16-year-old inmate with shackles

New Orleans cop beat teenA teenage girl struck by a shackle-wielding New Orleans police officer told authorities last year that...

Train derailment, fire prompts mass evacuation in Tennessee

Tennessee train derailmentA train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee overnight, prompting the...

Judge blocks new Florida law that delays abortions 1 day

Pro choiceA Florida judge is blocking a new state law that requires women to wait 24 hours...

Recreational Marijuana Is Now Legal In Oregon

Pot legal i OregonRecreational marijuana is legal in Oregon as of today.People 21 and older can now possess up...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!