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  1. Court Blocks Changes to NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisk Policy

    A federal appeals court shockingly overturned a decision that would have reformed New York City’s controversial stop-and-frisk practice. Originally, Judge Shira Scheindlin found that the program routinely violated the 4th and 14th Amendment rights of African-Americans and Latinos, although Mayor Bloomberg claimed the program helped drop city crime rates to an all-time low. On appeal, Scheindlin was kicked off the case for impartiality that “ran afoul” of the judiciary’s code of conduct. For now at least, stop-and-frisk lives on in NYC.

    Source: NYT

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