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activists file false arrest lawsuit against new york city

On November 1, 2011, 28 people were arrested for demonstrating outside a police station in Brooklyn. Yesterday 17 of them, who had to make numerous court appearances before their criminal charges were dismissed, filed a lawsuit against New York City. 109 more words

Lawsuits On Activists' Behalf

Law and disorder

In many New Yorkers’ minds, the era of stop-and-frisk left with the prior mayor.

The practice was ruled unconstitutional. Bill de Blasio was elected in large part because of… 615 more words

Civil Rights

Policía y democracia

Para muchos neoyorquinos la era de “stop and frisk” ya es historia. No así para los sindicatos policiales.

Desde que un tribunal federal declaró que la práctica es inconstitucional —hace ya más de un año—, los gremios se han querido entrometer en un litigio del cual nunca fueron parte. 428 more words

En Español

Stop & Frisk

Whenever I hear of stop and frisk, I always imagine them being lines in a really poorly-written rap song.

Instead they are poorly written regulations of law. 407 more words

Justice McDonald And The Fourth Amendment

It is still early in Justice Andrew McDonald’s judicial career, but does anyone else see the makings of a justice who is not afraid to say “no” to the state in Fourth Amendment cases? 423 more words

Appellate Law

Black males 21x more likely to die in police shootings than whites

A recent analysis of federal data on fatal police shootings by investigative non-profit ProPublica showed that young black males were 21 times more likely than their white peers to  263 more words