Today, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the ruling of Judge Shira Scheindlin, stating that her ruling is stayed(stopped) pending the city’s appeal. In August, Judge Scheindlin ruled that the city violated the Constitution in the way it carried out its program of stopping and questioning people. In the city’s appeal, headed by Mayor Bloomberg, they requested a stop to her court orders, including a decision to assign a monitor to police officers in an attempt to help the police change their policies and training programs that promote Stop and Frisk. She also ordered a pilot program to test body-worn cameras in some precincts where most stops occur.
The judge had ruled that police officers violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of people by wrongly targeting black and Hispanic men with the stop-and-frisk program.
With this federal stay in place, expect the Gestapo-style practices of Stop and Frisk by the NYPD and its persistent opposition to continue its fight against it.
-Sha Be Allah(@KingPenStatus)