U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin has ruled that the way New York City police implement their stop-and-frisk policies is unconstitutional because of how it targets certain groups of people.
Scheindlin states in her opinion that she is not banning stop-and-frisk entirely, but wants rules in place that will stop racial profiling and protect the rights of all New Yorkers.
She also stated that the current practice of the stops violated the fourth and fourteenth amendments and that frisking citizens without reasonable suspicion violates the fourth amendment’s policies on unreasonable searches.
An independent monitor will now oversee the city’s compliance with her ruling.
More on this ruling can be found at Constitution Daily.