Officer Craig Matthews had sued the city for violating his First Amendment rights after he suffered retaliation for speaking out against arrest quotas. A federal judge had dismissed the lawsuit, but the U.S. Court of Appeals decided to let the suit go on.
In New York City, more people are arrested for marijuana possession than for any other crime, at a cost of $600 million in taxpayer money over the last decade.
The journalist was the butt of yet another Twitter trending topic after speaking out in partial favor of being “inconvenienced” by the controversial police tactic.
An “appearance of impropriety,” was created by Judge Shira Scheindlin because of “a series of media interviews and public statements purporting to respond publicly to criticism of the District Court,” the 2nd Circuit federal appeals court held. An appeal schedule is set for early 2014.
There were 254 guns seized, 19 people indicted.
But she only supports stop-and-frisk in Manhattan because “you can’t expect us to live by the same rules we dictate to other people for heaven’s sake!” The host thought she was joking (as did we when we first heard it), but she insisted she wasn’t. You be the judge.
Liu said legalizing marijuana could generate $400 million in revenue for the city.
After a debate with other mayoral candidates, Weiner walked back statements implying he knew intimate details about Hillary Clinton’s widely speculated presidential run. “I have no insights into 2016,” he said.
The embattled former congressman and mayoral hopeful said the controversial stop-and-frisk policy — which was ruled unconstitutional today — “does appear to be racial in nature” based upon the race of the people stopped.
“It would be so beautiful if cops treated people with respect, period. They show up and treat you like you killed somebody.”
An anonymous group is putting up posters in New York City attacking the NYPD.
The ACLU’s new “Stop-and-Frisk Watch” app aims to help observers report and quantify stop-and-frisks. But can an app really change the police?