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Stop-and-Frisk Practice Violated
Rights, Judge Rules

New York Times, by Joseph Goldstein

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Posted By:Drive, 8/12/2013 10:13:29 AM

In a repudiation of a major element in the Bloomberg administration’s crime-fighting legacy, a federal judge has found that the stop-and-frisk tactics of the New York Police Department violated the constitutional rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers, and called for a federal monitor to oversee broad reforms. In a decision issued on Monday, the judge, Shira A. Scheindlin, ruled that police officers have for years been systematically stopping innocent people in the street without any objective reason to suspect them of

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pros7767, 8/12/2013 10:19:23 AM     (No. 9469744)

Watch the murder rates spike in New York.

Good job Judge Scheindlin. You will have blood on your hands in no time.

Just a hint, if you´re not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to fear from these stops.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JAN, 8/12/2013 10:28:58 AM     (No. 9469754)

Rather than live in fear of being stopped and frisked they can now live in fear of being shot dead.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 8/12/2013 10:29:53 AM     (No. 9469758)

This judge based her ruling on the testimony from an statistics "expert" ?
This matter was already resolved by the SCOTUS in the Terry matter.
This is judicial activism at its worst.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Scrubber, 8/12/2013 10:32:36 AM     (No. 9469765)

I absolutely agree with this ruling, even though the end result may make us less safe. Giving this power to blue-suited, jackbooted thugs (tm) will, not may, result in indescriminate stops for no other reason than "he looks hincky". I don´t want that, neither should you. And the hoary old line of "if you´ve got nothing to hide..." makes about as much sense as "War is not the answer". Both sounds good; both are wrong.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: kanphil, 8/12/2013 10:52:51 AM     (No. 9469809)

I am with #4 on this one. This is trying to right a wrong with another wrong. NYC should take a step back and get rid of the idiotic Sullivan law(instigated by organized crime, by the way)and allow concealed carry.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: rocketguy, 8/12/2013 11:14:49 AM     (No. 9469835)

Agree with #4. I don´t think the constitution could be any clearer on this subject.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/12/2013 11:41:10 AM     (No. 9469879)

NY, where most everyone without a job is likely a criminal...how special.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Screwgun, 8/12/2013 11:58:34 AM     (No. 9469915)

Liberals want illegal guns off the streets. Stop-and-frisk is taking illegal guns off the streets. Liberals complain about stop-and-frisk.

I guess the only guns liberals want off the streets are those belonging to suburban and rural white guys.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/12/2013 11:59:55 AM     (No. 9469918)

@#1: you stated, `Just a hint, if you´re not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to fear from these stops`.

`Not doing anything wrong` is not a valid argument. You may not care if your rights are violated but I do not want to be stopped for no reason. We have God given rights of which some are validated in the original Bill of Rights. I suggest you read them.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: NYBruin, 8/12/2013 12:16:27 PM     (No. 9469945)

#8 - Libs in New York blame "illegal" guns on other states with less restrictive gun laws. Those guns find their way to NYC where they are used in crimes.

If only those states would pass tougher gun laws, crime in NYC would plummet! /s

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/12/2013 12:18:35 PM     (No. 9469949)

For those of you outside the NY area - - "Judge" Scheindlin is a flaming red commie - - the same type which worked actively in the 1930´s through the 1970´s for a communist takeover of our country - - and the world.

Judge-shopping for a commie is pretty simple in New York. About half the judges have shrines to Lenin, Stalin, and Mao in their living rooms - - if not their court rooms.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: odinsacolyte, 8/12/2013 12:32:17 PM     (No. 9469976)

Freedom comes with risk. I choose freedom.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Kingbubo, 8/12/2013 1:08:29 PM     (No. 9470034)

It´s fine as long as it doesn´t happen to me. I´ve seen police called jack booted thugs for less. Good ruling.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/12/2013 1:44:49 PM     (No. 9470108)

This is a very controversial issue in New York City, so this judge´s ruling will probably not be the last word regarding this issue.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 8/12/2013 5:03:49 PM     (No. 9470391)

Yeah? And NSA has violated our rights to privacy. Why should the police do otherwise?

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