Bloomy Should Have Read The Constitution

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. pspr


    These crazy leftists think the Constitution is just something that doesn't apply to them. The bastards. Bloomberg is getting his unconstitutional policies shot down by the courts one after the other.

    In a repudiation of a major element in the Bloomberg administration’s crime-fighting legacy, a federal judge has found that the stop-and-frisk tactics of the New York Police Department violated the constitutional rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers, and called for a federal monitor to oversee broad reforms.

    In a decision issued on Monday, the judge, Shira A. Scheindlin, ruled that police officers have for years been systematically stopping innocent people in the street without any objective reason to suspect them of wrongdoing. Officers often frisked these people, usually young minority men, for weapons or searched their pockets for contraband, like drugs, before letting them go, according to the 195-page decision.

    These stop-and-frisk episodes, which soared in number over the last decade as crime continued to decline, demonstrated a widespread disregard for the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable searches and seizures by the government, according to the ruling. It also found violations with the 14th Amendment.

    To fix the constitutional violations, Judge Scheindlin of Federal District Court in Manhattan said she intended to designate an outside lawyer, Peter L. Zimroth, to monitor the Police Department’s compliance with the Constitution.
  2. Liberals are outraged that crime is down in NYC.

    They are absolutely outraged that the police actually focus on the groups that commit crime.

    The Supreme Court has ruled previously that stop and frisk on less than probable cause is legal. Anyone who has ever walked a beat can tell you why it is effective. Cops develop a street sense. Just like George Zimmerman, they know when someone's trouble, even if they are not violating the law that minute.

    Could these policies be overdone and become oppressive? Of course, but we have a thing called elections to deal with that.
  3. pspr


    I find the stopping part just fine. It's the frisking part without cause that I find in violation of the Constitution.
  4. Lucrum


    Racial profiling should be allowed, simply because it works.
  5. Agreed. Only brainwashed libs can't figure out the difference between the threatening/non-threatening "persons of color".