Judge Rules NYC's Stop & Frisk Policy is Unconstitutional

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The NYPD's use of stop-and-frisk has long been an extremely controversial issue for New York City for decades.

According to The New York Times, a federal judge ruled on Monday that the stop-and-frisk tactic conducted by NYPD's police officers was unconstitutional, specifically violating the rights of minorities in New York.

The judge found that the NYC police department had "adopted a policy of indirect racial profiling" that targeted young minority men for stops.

The city's mayor Michael Bloomberg was apparently not pleased with the judge's ruling, stating the city would appeal the decision and angrily accusing the judge of deliberately not giving the city “a fair trial.”

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