Obama Justice Department Silent on NY Cops Violating Fourth Amendment - VIDEOSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 11:57
Obama Justice Department Silent on NY Cops Violating Fourth Amendment - VIDEO
June 13, 2013
On Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder filed a Justice Department brief in a class-action lawsuit challenging the New York Police Department’s policy of violating the Fourth Amendment with its controversial stop-and-frisk program.
Instead of taking a stand on the illegality of the procedure, Holder’s Justice Department said a monitor should be put in place to oversee changes to the police department’s practices following remarks made by Judge Scheindlin of Federal District Court in Manhattan in May questioning the clearly unconstitutional police tactic. Scheindlin criticized the “high error rate” of the procedure. “You reasonably suspect something and you’re wrong 90 percent of the time,” she said.