A federal judge ruled on Monday, August 12th, that the NYPD’s “Stop and Frisk” policies are unconstitutional and discriminate on the basis of race, ordering the appointment of a federal monitor to oversee reforms in the program. Later that day, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, alongside Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, slammed the decision calling it “dangerous” and claiming that “Stop and Frisk” saves lives. This week on BTR Pulse, Lauren Hawker asks people their thoughts on the policy.
Featured song: “The Line” by Mood Rings
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