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Federal Judge Halts NYPD stop and frisk program

Reason: Today a federal judge ordered the New York Police Department to stop routinely detaining and frisking people outside buildings in the Bronx under the so-called Trespass Affidavit Program (TAP). The program, conducted in cooperation with landlords, is supposedly aimed at trespassers, but U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin found that police frequently harass tenants and guests who have a right to be where they are:

While it may be difficult to say where, precisely, to draw the line between constitutional and unconstitutional police encounters, such a line exists, and the N.Y.P.D. has systematically crossed it when making trespass stops outside TAP buildings in the Bronx. For those of us who do not fear being stopped as we approach or leave our own homes or those of our friends and families, it is difficult to believe that residents of one of our boroughs live under such a threat. In light of the evidence presented at the hearing, however, I am compelled to conclude that this is the case.

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Thanks my friend for posting this.

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Good news, but they still can't carry guns there.

I don't go where I can't protect myself.

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Thanks for posting.

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