Wednesday, August 14, 2013

NYPD Stop and Frisk Ruled Unconstitutional

Stephen Lendman
Activist Post

Longstanding NYPD stop and frisk practices are flagrantly racist. They violate constitutional privacy rights. People of color are systematically targeted.

Hundreds of thousands of law abiding residents are persecuted. According to New York's ACLU, mostly minority "New Yorkers (were) subjected to police stops and interrogations more than 4 million times since 2002."

NYPD records prove it. Precinct-by-precinct database information includes stops, frisks, use of force, and weapons recovered.

On August 12, US District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Shira Scheindlin issued a landmark decision.