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Is “Stop & Frisk” a Thing of the Past?

December 29, 2016

“If the Justice Department orders local police to resume Stop and Frisk, we will not comply.” NY City Mayor Bill de Blasio in a speech on 11/21/2016. So, police in New York City don’t stop and frisk people anymore? Not exactly. Mayor de Blasio was referring to the fact that in 2013, a federal judge […]

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Was Freddie Gray’s Arrest Illegal?

November 7, 2016

A Brief Commentary on the Law of Civilian-Police Encounters In the wake of the unsuccessful prosecution of six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, one question surprisingly remains unresolved: was Gray’s arrest lawful? Many legal commentators predicted that the legality of the arrest (whether or not it was lawful) would play an important role […]

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