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Judge’s Decision Awaited in NYC Stop and Frisk Trial

Closing arguments wrapped up on May 20 in Floyd v. City of New York, the first trial to spotlight New York City’s controversial “stop and frisk” law enforcement program, which plaintiffs say amounts to unconstitutional racial profiling.   Data Indicated Problems Stop and frisk is a program used by the NYPD to stop, pat down, and question people who police believe are acting suspiciously. The stops peaked in 2011 at 700,000, according to ABC News, but dropped off in 2012 …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Judge Halts NYPD ‘Stop & Frisk’ in the Bronx

A federal judge on Jan. 8 put a temporary halt to the New York City Police Department’s controversial “stop and frisk” program as it applies to visitors and residents of a group of residential buildings in the Bronx. The buildings, which are privately owned, had been part of the Trespass Affidavit Program (TAP), in which property managers ask for increased police patrols to arrest trespassers. A plaintiff in the lawsuit, Ligon v. City of New York, is the mother of …

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Posted 2 years ago in Immigration by Aaron Kase  
Sheriff Joe Arpaio Loses Racial Profiling Appeal

Notorious Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio cannot order his henchmen to detain people based solely on suspicion that they are undocumented immigrants, a federal court ruled yesterday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco turned down Arpaio’s appeal of a previous decision that temporarily stopped the self-proclaimed “America’s toughest sheriff” from racial profiling of Latino residents in the state. A lower court in Phoenix is still deciding a lawsuit brought against Sheriff Joe by a group of Latinos …

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio in More Legal Trouble

A two-year federal criminal investigation of infamous Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio for abuses of power and financial misconduct was dropped earlier this month, but the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America has plenty more legal trouble looming. Arpaio is celebrated and vilified through the country for his tough-on-immigration policies in Maricopa County, Ariz., endorsing racial profiling in policy if not in name to arrest suspected undocumented immigrants and turn them over to federal authorities for deportation. However the sheriff is also …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Jennifer King  
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Cops Can Read Your Text Messages Without a Warrant An appeals court in Washington State has upheld the conviction of a drug buyer who was entrapped after the police seized his dealer’s cell phone. The detective text messaged the client after finding other texts suggesting he was the dealer’s client. The court rejected the client’s argument that the state’s use of his text messages on the dealer’s phone violated Washington State’s privacy act. Find Out More…    Sheriff Joe Arpaio Denies Racial …

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