Stop And Frisk Trial: Day 3
- New York City 03/20/2013 by Linda Perry (WBAI, New York)
The trial Floyd v. City of New York continued in Federal District Court in Lower Manhattan for its third day when secret recordings of NYPD roll calls were played. The case, brought by the Center For Constitutional Rights, seeks to reform the police practice of stop and frisk.It accuses the police department of performing unreasonable, suspicionless and racially discriminatory stops. It charges that the practice violates the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures, and the Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection clause barring racial discrimination. WBAI’s Linda Perry was in the courtroom again today and filed this report.