Judge Rules NYC's Stop & Frisk Policy is Unconstitutional

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“Victims and perpetrators of crime are disproportionately young, minority men,” Bloomberg said during his press conference on Monday.

Per reports by The Huffington Post, police stops in New York City have soared some 600 percent over the past decade since Mayor Michael Bloomberg took office.

New York's finest stopped and interrogated people 684,330 times in 2011, 92 percent of those stopped were males, and 87 percent were either black or Hispanic.

Brooklyn resident, Jose Rodriguez, told BuzzFeed he was stopped because police said he fit the description of a robbery suspect.

He acknowledged that “without law and order, there would be chaos,” but says cops could do a better job of having their badges out and identifying themselves as officers.

Minority male residents of NYC hope that this ruling will allow them to walk the streets without being racially profiled.

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