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The three-page ruling unseats from the case the outspoken U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin, whose press statements defending her handling of the case smacked of bias in the eyes of the appellate court.
In August, Scheindlin found that the NYPD trampled upon the rights of mostly black and Latino men by stopping, questioning and frisking them in droves without reasonable cause. The court heard statistics from Columbia University professor Jeffrey Fagan showing that the roughly 80 percent of the 4.4 million stops made between 2004 and 2012 targeted black and Latino New Yorkers and visitors.
Her ruling ordered police officers to wear video cameras while stopping and frisking suspects, document why they made every stop, and face the scrutiny of a court-appointed monitor on guard for racial profiling.
New York City lawyers called the measures intrusive and hoped to get rid of this oversight on appeal, and city officials attacked the judge's impartiality. The New York Daily News reported, as the trial was going on, that an internal document of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration allegedly found Scheindlin more likely to rule against the NYPD on constitutional issues than her colleagues on the bench.
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I can not imagine what it is like to be black in a city like NY. The harassment that they get [Latinos too].
Stereotyping at it's best, well worst, sorry.
Like white people don't do illegal stuff?????? Oh that's a good one.
There are bad apple's in every bunch, whether it's big red apples, gala apples or green apples.
No race is perfect, and yet none should be prejudged either.
Like you stated, if somebody looks and acts suspicious, truly suspicious, then yeah, check them out.
Other than that, leave them the hell alone.
edit on 31-10-2013 by snarky412 because: (no reason given)