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Poll Question on NYPD Housing Patrols Stirs Up Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

In the wake of the tragic stabbing of two children in a New York City public housing building earlier this month, the pressure is high on politicians ...

Court Refuses To Hear From Stop-And-Frisk Judge

AP | Posted 11.14.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court refused Wednesday to reconsider its order removing a judge from court cases challenging the New York Police ...

NYC Moves To Vacate Stop-And-Frisk Ruling

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 11.10.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Attorneys for New York City asked a federal appeals court Saturday to vacate a judge's orders that require the police de...

Federal Judge Refusing To Delay Stop-And-Frisk Rulings

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 11.17.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The federal judge who ordered an overhaul of the New York City police department's stop-and-frisk strategy refused Tuesday to delay i...

This Stop-And-Frisk Critic May Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

Conservative rock musician Ted Nugent said he opposes New York City's stop-and-frisk policy in an interview with Newsmax on Wednesday. Nugent said ...

WATCH: Where To Get Your 'STOP FRISKING' Stickers

The Huffington Post | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 08.20.2013 | New York

Judge Shira Scheindlin, in a landmark ruling last week, decided that the New York City Police Department's highly unpopular use of stop and frisk was ...

NYC Appeals Stop-And-Frisk Ruling

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 08.16.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City officials have taken the first step in appealing a federal judge's ruling imposing reforms on the police department's stop-a...

If Only Billionaires Were Stopped and Frisked

Nida Khan | Posted 10.14.2013 | New York
Nida Khan

The amount of taxpayer money spent on these incidents is enough to make anyone's head spin. It's simply out of control. And it might be time for the Mayor and Police Commissioner Kelly to accept the reality that police officers need to be retrained and an outside monitor must be established.

The Bloomberg Administration's Attack on the Judiciary

Bill de Blasio | Posted 08.03.2013 | New York
Bill de Blasio

The Bloomberg administration's attack on the judiciary signals a disturbing new track by the mayor and his team as they continue to cling to the notion that stop-and-frisk in its current form is being applied appropriately.

Should Cops Wear Body Cameras?

Newsday | Posted 07.21.2013 | New York

The judge overseeing a challenge to NYPD stop-and-frisk tactics said she was "intrigued" by the idea of requiring the police to use body cameras that ...

The Stop-And-Frisk Judge

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.20.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The federal judge presiding over civil rights challenges to the stop-and-frisk practices of the New York Police Department has no doubt wh...

Decision In Stop-And-Frisk Trial Nearing

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 07.20.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A federal judge must now decide whether the nation's largest police force has been unjustly stopping black and Hispanic men under a p...

Ray, Where Art Thou?

Len Levitt | Posted 06.15.2013 | New York
Len Levitt

The most intriguing question of the current stop and frisk trial is why Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is not testifying.

Judge Lets NYPD Resume Suspicion-Less Stops

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 03.24.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A federal judge let the New York Police Department on Tuesday temporarily resume stop-and-frisk stops she believes are unconstitutional wh...

Stop and Frisk Ruling Shows Independent Oversight of NYPD Is Needed

Nick Malinowski | Posted 03.17.2013 | New York
Nick Malinowski

The coverage of Shira Scheindlin's ruling that the NYPD routinely detains and arrests individuals without lawful basis through its Clean Halls program has been robust. Her decision induced a swift response from the NYPD.

Federal Judge Rules On NYC Loitering Laws

Posted 10.05.2012 | New York

On Thursday, a lawsuit challenging loitering laws in New York City public housing complexes gained support to move towards a trial when a federal judg...

'Merchant Of Death,' Former Arms Dealer, Faces Possible Life Sentence

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 06.05.2012 | World

NEW YORK -- A federal judge at a sentencing hearing for a former Soviet arms dealer dubbed the Merchant of Death said Thursday she would sentence him ...

Elise Foley

Judge Orders Immigration Officials To Hand Over Documents

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration advocates won a victory on Thursday when a federal judge ruled that government officials must reveal the decision-making pro...

Judges Punish Wall Street as Regulators Just Talk About Reform

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As the White House and Congress debate how to regulate financial firms to avoid another economic crisis, judges have assumed the point position in pun...