Judge rules New York police’s ‘stop and frisk’ tactics unconstitutional


Bernard Vaughan
Reuters
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.

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