Federal Judge ruled NYPD’s “Stop and Frisk” Policy: ‘Unconstitutional’
  • New York City Police Department’s controversial “Stop and Frisk” policy was deemed unconstitutional by Manhattan Federal Court Judge Shira Scheindlin, who then ordered police to refrain from making trespass stops outside private residential buildings.
    Many people have been affected by this “Stop and Frisk” policy.
    There have been many protests and rallies by the citizens and civic leaders to stop this unconstitutional practice.
    Under The Fourth Amendment (Amendment IV) to the United States Constitution, is the part of the Bill of Rights, which guards against unreasonable searches and seizures, along with requiring any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause or reasonable suspicion.

    Read the full article via A key part of the NYPD’s controversial “stop and frisk” tactic has been ruled unconstitutional.

    Manhattan Federal Court Judge Shira Scheindlin ordered police to refrain from making trespass stops outside private residential buildings — even though the landlord has given officers permission to do so as part of the NYPD’s “Clean Halls” program.

    “While it may be difficult to say when precisely to draw the line between constitutional and unconstitutional police encounters such a line exists, and the NYPD has systematically crossed it when making trespass stops outside buildings,” Scheindlin wrote in a 157-page ruling.

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