Police Stop-and-Frisk Program in Bronx Is Ruled Unconstitutional

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Pedro Feliciano May. 7, 2013
Police Stop-And-Frisk Program in Bronx is ruled Unconstitutional In this article by Joseph Goldstein, facts point out that N.Y.P.D.’s rule to stop and frisk has been ruled Unconstitutional. Judge, Shira A. Scheindlin of Federal District court in Manhattan, said “Officers were routinely stopping people outside the buildings without reasonable suspicion that they were trespassing”. With this stop-and-frisk program innocent people are being stopped outside of Bronx Tap buildings. “During October of 2012 which nine black and Latino residents testified about being stopped while leaving their homes or visiting friends and relatives as guests”. This situation lead to improper arrest by the N.Y.P.D., “As a person exits a building, the ruling said, the police suddenly materialize, stop the person, demand identification, and question the person about where he or she is coming from and what he or she is doing, especially if the person is a young black man; in some cases the officers then detain the person in a police van”.

Though the police Commissioner, Raymond W. Kelly, really did not like the ruling of the Stop-and-frisk program. “Contending that the program, also known as clean halls, gave residents of Bronx buildings, a modicum of safety for less prosperous tenants. Their landlords explicitly requested this extra level of protection”. This program seems Unconstitutional but it has lead to several recent arrest for illegal guns. PJ. Browne, the department’s chief spokesperson, said “on Dec. 16, officers arrested a man on a rooftop of a building in the Bronx. A hearing was called by Judge Sheindlin to discuss ways on how to resolve this issue. One way was to require the Police Department to create a formal written Policy. Judge Sheindlin said “she will...
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