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Thursday, 13 June 2013

As Judge Weighs Legality of NYPD's Stop and Frisk, Justice Dept. Calls f...

http://www.democracynow.org - The Obama administration is backing calls for a court-appointed monitor to oversee New York City's controversial Stop & Frisk policing program. In a brief filed Wednesday night, the Justice Department endorsed the appointment of a monitor in the event "Stop & Frisk" is deemed to be unlawful. A New York judge is set to decide on a lawsuit that says "Stop and Frisk" is unconstitutional and unfairly targets people of color. Nearly 90 percent of people stopped by police in 2011 were black and Latino, and nine out of 10 were neither arrested nor ticketed. We speak with Sunita Patel, staff attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights and co-counsel on the Stop & Frisk federal class action lawsuit.


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