Court Will Hear Allegations of NYPD’s Racial Profiling

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A federal judge rejected the city's request yesterday that she throw out a case against the NYPD that claims the department uses race as a factor for their "stop and frisk" tactics. The lawsuit, which alleges that the "widespread pattern and practice of suspicion-less and race-based" searches is unconstitutional, will be allowed to proceed based on statistical evidence and NYPD "roll call recordings" secretly taped by officer Adrian Schoolcraft. [NYT]