Judge Says Race Taints NYPD Street Stops, Orders Fixes

Law360, New York (August 12, 2013, 12:58 PM EDT) -- A Manhattan federal judge on Monday told the New York City Police Department to fix its anti-street crime tactic known as stop-and-frisk, ruling the department's current methods violate the constitutional rights of blacks and Hispanics, who most often are targeted, and appointing a former top city lawyer as an independent monitor.

U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin's marching orders for the 35,000-member police force came the same day she issued an opinion finding the city liable for violating the Fourth Amendment and 14th Amendment rights of...
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