In denying the bulk of New York City's motion for summary judgment yesterday, Southern District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin wrote: "Being stopped and frisked is a sufficiently unwelcome intrusion that the increasingly widespread use of this policing tool in New York City is not to be taken lightly...It is deeply troubling if thousands of New Yorkers are being stopped each year without reasonable suspicion, and even more troubling if African-American and Latino New Yorkers are being singled out for such treatment."
Court Clears Way for Trial on Claims of Racial Profiling
New York Law Journal
September 1, 2011
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