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Matt Taibbi: In Bloomberg's New York, The NYPD Can Search You In Your Hallways

Posted: 04/ 4/2012 10:48 am Updated: 04/ 4/2012 10:57 am

Matt Taibbi Clean Halls Bloomberg Nypd

An amazing lawsuit was filed in New York last week. It seems Mike Bloomberg's notorious "stop-and-frisk" policy - known colloquially in these parts by silently-cheering white voters as the "Let's have cops feel up any nonwhite person caught walking in the wrong neighborhood" policy - isn't even the most repressive search policy in the NYPD arsenal.

Bloomberg, that great crossover Republican, has long been celebrated by the Upper West Side bourgeoisie for his enlightened views on gay rights and the environment, but also targeted for criticism by civil rights activists because of stop-and-frisk, a program that led to a record 684,330 street searches just last year.

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Filed by Christopher Mathias  |