Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Bad_Daddy

Comrade Bloomberg and his NYC NKVD face court set back

12 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

http://news.yahoo.com/judge-limits-stop-frisk-searches-yorks-bronx-175834468.html

Judge limits "stop and frisk" searches in New York's Bronx

By Nate Raymond | Reuters – 1 hr 46 mins ago

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the New York Police Department to immediately stop conducting trespass stops outside certain residential buildings in the borough of the Bronx without "reasonable suspicion" that an individual is engaged in criminal activity.

District Judge Shira Scheindlin issued her ruling in the narrowest of three main lawsuits challenging New York City's controversial "stop and frisk" policy.

The NYPD "systematically crossed" the line under the U.S. Constitution, said Scheindlin, a judge in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

Scheindlin said the plaintiffs showed a "clear likelihood of success" if the case proceeded to trial, and she entered a preliminary injunction prohibiting the stops.

The NYPD and Mayor Michael Bloomberg have defended the stop-and-frisk program, in which police stop and question people they suspect of unlawful activity and frisk those they suspect are carrying weapons. The NYPD and the mayor say it has reduced crime.

Opponents have contended that stop-and-frisk targets minorities and violates their Fourth Amendment rights for protection against unreasonable searches and seizures.

In her 157-page ruling, Scheindlin said it was "difficult to believe that residents of one of our boroughs live under such a threat" of being stopped as they leave their homes.

"In light of the evidence presented at the hearing, however, I am compelled to conclude that this is the case," she wrote.

Scheindlin said her ruling was limited, "directed squarely at a category of stops lacking reasonable suspicion."

"Today's decision is a major step toward dismantling the NYPD's stop-and-frisk regime," said Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, which represented the plaintiffs.

NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly criticized the ruling as "unnecessarily" interfering with the department's efforts to keep buildings in the Bronx safe.

The plaintiffs in the case, which seeks class-action status, are black and Latino residents of the Bronx. They argue the NYPD violated their constitutional rights through widespread stops through an anti-crime program once known as "Operation Clean Halls" and now called the "Trespass Affidavit Program."

Under the program, police routinely patrol inside and around privately owned, mostly low-income housing buildings that participated. But the plaintiffs said police routinely stopped residents without any reasonable suspicion.

"Their landlords explicitly requested this extra level of protection," Kelly said in a statement. "The NYPD is fully committed to doing so in a manner that respects the constitutional rights of residents and visitors."

A criminologist who testified as an expert for the plaintiffs last year found that out of 1,633 recorded stops outside "Clean Halls" buildings in the Bronx in 2011, 63 percent lacked any justification.

Scheindlin proposed new requirements for the NYPD to develop a formal written policy on the limited instances it would be allowed to stop a person. She also proposed ordering the city to revise its training materials and programs for police officers.

Two separate stop-and-frisk lawsuits are pending and are also before Scheindlin. In October, the judge denied the city's bid to dismiss a lawsuit by black and Latino New York City public housing residents who said their rights were violated.

A broader lawsuit over stop-and-frisk is set to become the first of the three cases to go to trial on March 11. The class-action case, filed by four black men, accuses police of racial profiling in the searches.

Scheindlin on Tuesday said she would hold off on ordering remedies in the Bronx case until the March trial and order potential relief in both lawsuits together.

She gave the Bronx plaintiffs until February 22 to file a brief on remedies. A conference in the case is scheduled for January 31.

The case is Jaenean Ligon et al v City of New York, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, no. 12-cv-2274.

michael_bloomberg.jpg


sigbet.jpg

"I want to take this opportunity to mention how thankful I am for an Obama re-election. The choice was clear. We cannot live in a country that treats homosexuals and women as second class citizens. Homosexuals deserve all of the rights and benefits of marriage that heterosexuals receive. Women deserve to be treated with respect and their salaries should not depend on their gender, but their quality of work. I am also thankful that the great, progressive state of California once again voted for the correct President. America is moving forward, and the direction is a positive one."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gun violence in NYC has decreased to alarming levels. Not enough kills in the city. Gotta do something about that and quick!

Rudy sure cleaned that place up didn't he.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gun violence in NYC has decreased to alarming levels. Not enough kills in the city. Gotta do something about that and quick!

Didn't you have to take a civics test in order to become a citizen in this country? Try learning about the US Constitution. It's that piece of paper that's the framework of this country.


sigbet.jpg

"I want to take this opportunity to mention how thankful I am for an Obama re-election. The choice was clear. We cannot live in a country that treats homosexuals and women as second class citizens. Homosexuals deserve all of the rights and benefits of marriage that heterosexuals receive. Women deserve to be treated with respect and their salaries should not depend on their gender, but their quality of work. I am also thankful that the great, progressive state of California once again voted for the correct President. America is moving forward, and the direction is a positive one."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rudy sure cleaned that place up didn't he.

Rudy and Michael both. And they did it with gun control and proactively policing the city's trouble spots. But since declining homicide rates and declining gun violence are un-American, we need to put an end to the measures that bring about these undesirable results.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Didn't you have to take a civics test in order to become a citizen in this country? Try learning about the US Constitution. It's that piece of paper that's the framework of this country.

I did take that test and passed with flying colors. I know more about US history, the US Constitution and the US system of government than most Americans - all naturalized citizens do. But see, I took that test after Republicans have effectively shredded that document which they now claim to hold of so dear. So, spare me, would you?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Frisking for weed is stoopid. Weed doesn't kill anyone. Maybe it kills the one who smokes it but then, so what? You make choices you live and die with them. I think what we're missing, though, is that proactive policing has done the city of NY a lot of good in terms of bringing down gun violence and with that homicides. I get it, people are upset that not enough bodies are sacrificed at the altar of firearms but you know, to those I say, shoot your damn self and put your body down on that altar.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Frisking for weed is stoopid. Weed doesn't kill anyone. Maybe it kills the one who smokes it but then, so what? You make choices you live and die with them. I think what we're missing, though, is that proactive policing has done the city of NY a lot of good in terms of bringing down gun violence and with that homicides. I get it, people are upset that not enough bodies are sacrificed at the altar of firearms but you know, to those I say, shoot your damn self and put your body down on that altar.

the stop and frisk policy has little to do with gun control and more to do with harassing certain segments of society and keeping prisons filled with brown folk. policies like these are too easily misapplied.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
the stop and frisk policy has little to do with gun control and more to do with harassing certain segments of society and keeping prisons filled with brown folk. policies like these are too easily misapplied.

Good point. There are issues around that that are quite concerning. I gave as much saying that if all we're after is a bit of weed then we've lost focus on what really matters. To society at large, that is. To investors - specifically those that invest in prison and corrections corporations - arrests, convictions and incarcerations matter. Not much more.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×