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Wow….a judge with gonads. And female, no less!!

Wow….a judge with gonads.  And female, no less!!

“Stop-and-Frisk Practice Violated Rights, Judge Rules”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/13/nyregion/stop-and-frisk-practice-violated-rights-judge-rules.html

“…judge, Shira A. Scheindlin, ruled that police officers have…been…stopping innocent people in the street without any objective reason to suspect them of wrongdoing…frisked these people…for weapons or searched their pockets for contraband…before letting them go…

These stop-and-frisk episodes…demonstrated a…disregard for the Fourth Amendment… It also found violations with the 14th Amendment.

…Supreme Court has…recognized the right of police…to…stop and investigate people who are behaving suspiciously…New York police had overstepped that authority. …officers were too quick to deem as suspicious behavior that was perfectly innocent…watering down the legal standard required…

…about 88 percent of the stops result in…letting the person go without an arrest or ticket, a percentage so high…it suggests there was not a credible…in the first place. “

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By Doug

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