Parties Gear Up for 8-Week Bench Trial Over Police Stops

, New York Law Journal

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Lawyers for New York City will be waging an uphill battle starting March 18 as they try to convince a federal judge, who has seemed skeptical so far, that the Police Department's stop-and-frisk anti-crime policies comport with the Fourth Amendment.

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  • Michael

    THe numbers prove it is unconstitutional. The experiences we have when stopped because of race (I happen to be a white male who lives in a mostly minority neighborhood) prove it. Even their own eschewed data proves it. If you are stopping over half a million people IN A YEAR, and only coming up with less than one thousand guns, then a buy back program over A WEEKEND, turns up as many or MORE GUNS, then stop and frisk, as it is being utilized, is pointless. Gooliani's NYPD stopped ONLY TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE (i.e., actual SUSPECTS) and found MORE GUNS than Bloomturd's NYPD stopping over half a million people. WHy? Cuz Gooliani respected the fact that, without SUSPICION OF ILLEGALITY...you can not STOP PEOPLE because some dopey cop 'believes they do not belong in a certain neighborhood'. It's that simple folks. I still wonder how much money Bloomberg will 'donate, invest and pay off' to win this case.......

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