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Title "Blair v. City of New York, et al. (Challenging NYPD's Racially Biased Stop-And-Frisk Practices)"
Date Sep 28, 2008
Author NYCLU
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Abstract This case challenges the NYPD's unlawful and unconstitutional stop-and-frisk policies and practices. The plaintiff, Leonardo Blair – a Jamaican-born black man – was stopped, arrested and jailed without justification in November 2007 while walking from his car to his home in the Bronx. The lawsuit maintains that the arresting officers violated Blair's constitutional rights under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments. The suit also challenges the legality of a database the NYPD maintains with the names and addresses of every person stopped and frisked by the police, even though more than 90 percent of those people have done nothing wrong.
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case Blair v. City of New York (PN-NY-0017)

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