Federal Judge Lifts 'Stop And Frisk' Ban In The Bronx

The NYPD has a "stop and frisk" program that allows them to grab black persons off the street, slam them up against walls, and beat the bejesus out of them.

The NYPD has a "stop and frisk" program that allows them to grab black people off the street, slam them up against walls, and beat the bejesus out of them. They claim that this keeps crime down in the city, and deny allegations of racial profiling.

Earlier this month, a Manhattan Federal Court judge said that the NYPD must quit stopping and frisking people outside of private apartment buildings in the Bronx, because it's unconstitutional. Ray Kelly, naturally, was not pleased.

Now, that very same judge says that the NYPD can resume that same stop and frisk program temporarily, because stopping this unconstitutional program would be too much trouble for the cops.

The NY Daily News reports:

"Manhattan Federal Court Judge Shira Scheindlin lifted the order [halting the stop and frisk program] Tuesday after she agreed with city lawyers who said the immediate halt of some "Clean Halls" trespass stops would impose an undue burden on the NYPD, requiring some form of "notification to and/or training of" thousands of NYPD officers and their supervisors."

I never considered the undue burden of "notification" before (Facepalm). I think I'll pose this dilemma to a group of people that I email with and see if they have any ideas for a solution to this problem. But first I've got to finish copying and faxing these documents. Oops, another text message first. Busy, busy...

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