Judge: NYPD Stop-and-Frisk is Unconstitutional

A federal judge ordered an independent monitor to oversee reforms to the New York City Police Department's stop-and-frisk practice after ruling the policy violated the U.S. Constitution. The ruling, released Monday, found that “the city acted with deliberate indifference toward the NYPD's practice of making unconstitutional stops and conducting unconstitutional frisks." In addition, the judge wrote, “the city adopted a policy of indirect racial profiling by targeting racially defined groups for stops based on local crime suspect data. This has resulted in the disproportionate and discriminatory stopping of blacks and Hispanics in violation of the Equal Protection Clause." The Wall Street Journal has more.