Is ‘stop and frisk’ based on official policy?

Yesterday U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin granted class-action status to a lawsuit condemning the NYPD’s stop and frisk practices. Her decision comes in a 2008 suit filed by four men claiming their fourth amendment constitutional rights were compromised by the NYPD, and allows thousands more plaintiffs to take part in the legal challenge. The… ⧸ Full Story

Did police chief break NYPD rules in handling ‘Jihad’ video?

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and his spokesman Paul Browne are getting slammed for admitting that Kelly had indeed been interviewed for a controversial documentary on radical Islam, The Third Jihad, shown to almost 1,500 police officers over a several-month period and and running on what an internal report described as “a continuous loop.” This, after… ⧸ Full Story