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Friday, November 5, 2010

ACLU Sues Philadelphia over Police “Stop and Frisk” Policy


“Civil rights attorneys filed a federal lawsuit Thursday arguing that Philadelphia police illegally stop pedestrians based on race and question them with little or no justification. The lawsuit accuses the department of crossing a line with its aggressive ‘stop-and-frisk’ policy, instituted in 2008 after Mayor Nutter declared a ‘crime emergency.’ It asks the court for remedies to prevent race-based pedestrian stops and other constitutional violations.” (Philadephia Inquirer)

The City of Brotherly Love.

FEE Timely Classic
“Police Misconduct and Public Accountability” by Wendy McElroy