Saturday, November 23, 2013

Appeals court upholds stop-and-frisk ruling

From the Village Voice:

The endless volley between Mayor Bloomberg and appeals courts is over: Friday morning a federal appellate court denied the city's motion to vacate U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin's ruling that stop-and-frisk is unconstitutional. The ruling detonates Bloomberg's last hope of overturning the ruling before Bill de Blasio takes office January 1.

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the same three-judge panel that removed Scheindlin from the stop-and-frisk over partiality concerns, dropkicked the city's motions with a five-page opinion Friday morning.

Scheindlin ruled in August that stop-and-frisk was unconstitutional and imposed a serious of reforms on the NYPD aimed at curtailing the practice. But on October 31, the Second Circuit deemed that Scheindlin had acted partially, a decision based in part on the interviews she granted with the media in the weeks following the ruling.

On November 9, the city renewed its efforts to get out from under Scheindlin's ruling by filing a motion to vacate her decision. Today the Second Circuit said no.


georgetheatheist said...

Man the barricades!

Captain Renault said...


Joe said...

Good, honest law abiding citizens can go back to packing knives and things to protect themselves.
All summer long it sucked big-time bike riding in Flushing Meadow park or walking around Bushwick at night without carrying something.

Anonymous said...

Roll back these communist orders and reinstitute the good old 2nd amendment in NYC.

Anonymous said...

"Roll back these communist orders"
Amen right on DAM STRAIGHT !
During the weeks of "Summer of Sam" crime dropped to literally zero overnight.
Motorists, pedestrians, and homeowners were armed, ready and watchful. The usual suspects and junkies looking to mug & steal were all in there holes shitting there pants.

Anonymous said...

the dem senate just forcedmore commie judges & appointees on citizens ,with their nuclear vote to change the majority vote to 50 +the v.p.

they really won........

kingofnycabbies said...

Because, you know, facts.

"The number of street stops under the police department’s heavily criticized stop-and-frisk tactic has plummeted 80 percent in recent months compared with the same time last year, and officers are recovering fewer weapons, according to police department data obtained Monday..."

Read more: NYC Police Stop-and-Frisk Numbers Down Sharply |

"According to the latest NYPD crime statistics, NYC is currently on pace in 2013 to have the lowest number of homicides in over 60 years. There have been 279 homicides in the city through the end of October, down 23% compared from 364 murders up to this point in 2012..."

Anonymous said...

WTF RU biking in FMCP or walking around in Buschwick at night for, dummy?

You deserve to get robbed in those war zones.

If you defend yourself with an illegal weapon, you'll wind up in deeper shit than the perp.

But, as Mario Biaggi once said, "Better to be a defendant than deceased"....or..."Better to be tried by twelve than carried by six".

I'll buy that!

Joe said...

Quote: "WTF RU biking in FMCP or walking around in Buschwick at night for, dummmy"

For starters its a great big park I PAY FOR (taxes) for cycling and I do not let scumbags ruin my life. Forget riding in Ridgewood, Maspeth Highland park etc the roads & parks are to dirty, littered you cut your tires or traffic issues. I do wear a flack vest for added safty.
Bushwick at night because I play guitar and Bass and do lots of "sit in's" and subbing with some of the local bands. Its something to do, pay + free drinks and meet women. I also get to give them history lessons stuff.

"Better to be tried by twelve than carried by six" F_CK YEAH you got that right !