Stop-and-Frisk Lawsuit: The 'Trial of the Century'?
The Center for Constitutional Rights is suing the New York City Police Department over its stop-and-frisk policy, the Huffington Post reports, and the lawyers responsible for the case say the racially charged battle -- set to kick off with a March 18 court date -- could be the "trial of the century."
Noting that blacks and Latinos were 87 percent of those stopped in 2011 and 2012, though they made up only 53 percent of the city's population, Vince Warren, executive director of the center, says that the policy is discriminatory. His organization brought the lawsuit on behalf of anyone who has been illegally stopped by police in New York in violation of the Fourth and 14th amendments. The goal: to force the NYPD to stop the practice altogether.
Read more at the Huffington Post.