August 12, 2013
The New York City Police Department’s controversial “stop and frisk” crime-fighting tactics violate the U.S. Constitution, a federal judge ruled on Monday.
U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin said the city police adopted a policy of “indirect racial profiling” by targeting racially defined groups for stops.
The practice resulted in disproportionate, discriminatory stopping of blacks and Hispanics that the city’s highest officials “turned a blind eye” toward.
This article was posted: Monday, August 12, 2013 at 9:19 am