Nov 142013
 November 14, 2013  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S.

CBS and AP report:

A federal appeals court won’t back off its order to remove a judge from the court cases challenging the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy.


Earlier Wednesday, the first analysis of the effectiveness of the stop-and-frisk policies of the New York City Police Department were revealed, concluding that the controversial practice has resulted in few convictions and rarely for violent crimes.

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said half of stop-and-frisk arrests resulted in convictions or guilty pleas. The other half were never prosecuted or were dismissed, or charges were adjourned in contemplation of dismissal.

The Democrat tells The Associated Press that his analysis found just 3 percent of stops resulted in convictions and a tenth of 1 percent led to convictions for violent crimes.

He says his study included nearly 150,000 arrests from 2.4 million stops from 2009 to 2012.

Read more on CBS. The full report is expected to be released today.

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