Mayor Bloomberg: What About the 4th Amendment?

Mayor Bloomberg should be commended for his staunch support of the First Amendment rights at issue with the building of the Cordoba House, but it is still disconcerting how the Fourth Amendment rights of New York City residents are systematically and persistently being violated by the City’s stop and frisk police policies. The NYCLU reports that the NYPD has conducted over 2 million stop and frisk searches on New Yorkers from 2004 through March 2010. Approximately 90% of those subjected to search were innocent and the vast majority of those searched were either black or Latino. Specifically, “Nearly nine out of 10 stopped-and-frisked New Yorkers have been completely innocent, according to the NYPD’s own reports…”

Full Report: Stop and Frisk Practices

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