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No More Stop-And-Frisk
A federal judge ruled that the NYPD's stop-and-frisk tactics violate the constitutional rights of minorities. City officials argue that the stops are crucial in New York's successful push to lower murders and major crimes. The police say the practice has saved thousands of young lives. However, blacks and Hispanics “were more likely to be subjected to the use of force than whites, despite the fact that whites are more likely to be found with weapons or contraband.” About 83 percent of the stops between 2004 and 2012 involved blacks and Hispanics, but these two demographics only make up half of the city's population...