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One of Bill de Blasio’s key campaign promises involved ending the city’s appeal of a federal lawsuit aimed at the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy, and now, he’s delivering on it. In a deal laid out by the mayor’s administration today, the city will accept a court-ordered monitor to oversee the NYPD for three years to ensure […]

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The AP is reporting that the new stop-and-frisk regulations proposed by Judge Shira Scheindlin in August will be blocked at least temporarily, and that Scheindlin will be removed from the case entirely. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided to hold Scheindlin’s rulings–which would install a federal monitor to oversee the NYPD and require some officers to […]

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Last month, the Bloomberg filed a request with federal judge Shira A. Scheindlin, asking her to delay the effects of her recent court decision against stop-and-frisk until the city filed its appeal. This week, Scheindlin denied that request.  “Ordering a stay now would send precisely the wrong signal,” she wrote yesterday. “It would essentially confirm […]

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The Bloomberg administration took its first step this week in attempting to overturn the federal court decision that ruled stop-and-frisk unconstitutional, filing a request that would halt the court’s mandated reforms until the city can appeal the case. Attorney Michael Cardozo wrote that the city was requesting the delay–officially known as a stay– “because we believe […]

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In a landmark legal ruling, Manhattan federal judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practice violated New Yorkers’ constitutional rights. Scheindlin, who according to the New York Times stated “that police officers have for years been systematically stopping innocent people in the street without any objective reason to suspect them of wrongdoing,” plans to […]

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Yesterday we told you the federal civil rights trial of stop-and-frisk was drawing to a close, and that Judge Shira Scheindlin gave an interview saying that she wouldn’t go soft on the city government just because it’s the city government. Today, we’re pleased to say that the judge was true to her word. During yesterday’s closing […]

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