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US judge says NYPD stop-frisk violates rights



Published: Mon, August 12, 2013 @ 1:27 p.m.

US judge says NYPD stop-frisk violates rights

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Police Department deliberately violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers with its contentious stop-and-frisk policy, and an independent monitor is needed to oversee major changes, a federal judge ruled today in a stinging rebuke for what the mayor and police commissioner have defended as a life-saving, crime-fighting tool. U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin said she was not putting an end to the policy, but rather was reforming it. She did not give many specifics on how that would work but instead named an independent monitor who would develop reforms to policies, training, supervision, monitoring and discipline. She also ordered that officers test out body-worn cameras in the police precinct where most stops occurred.


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1LtMacGowan(641 comments)posted 1 year ago

About time they brushed up on their Bill of Rights. That program was an atrocious violation of said rights.

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

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2Silence_Dogood(1333 comments)posted 1 year ago

Mayor Bloomburg the darling of the eastern wing of the Liberal Party of Democrats does not care about the constitution. It is their right to stop and frisk anyone they want to, and I agree with him. You never know when someone might be concealing a dangerous 64 OUNCE POP.

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3AllCapsGrandpa(12 comments)posted 1 year ago

OF COURSE IT VIOLATES PEOPLES' RIGHTS IF THEY DO NOT HAVE PROBABLE CAUSE TO BELIEVE YOU HAVE COMMITTED A CRIME THEN YOU SHOULD ABSOLUTELY NOT BE STOPPED AND FRISKED.

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