Judge: Stop-and-Frisk in NY Violated Constitution

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nypdThe New York Police Department violated the constitutional rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers through its controversial stop-and-frisk policy, a judge ruled today.

The NYPD’s practice of stopping and searching people not suspected of any crime-usually young minority men-has skyrocketed in the last decade.

The judge ruled that the practice violates Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure, as well as the equal-protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. But the NYPD won’t have to end stop-and-frisk. Rather, the judge said the practice could continue under the oversight of an outside lawyer, who will make sure the department obeys the Constitution. Read more.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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