Judge Limits a Police Stop-and-Frisk Program in the Bronx
The fact that a person was merely seen entering or leaving a building was not enough to permit the police to stop someone, “even if the building is located in a high-crime area, and regardless of the time of day,” the judge ruled. Nor was it enough for an officer to conduct a stop simply because the officer had observed the person move furtively, Judge Scheindlin said. (The forms that the police fill out after each street stop offer “furtive” movements as a basis for the stop).
No more BS ‘furtive movement’ reason.
Th decision paves the way for cases against others who are just walking down the street, leaving from a store, taking the subway or hanging out on their stoop anywhere in NY to fight this unconstitutional NYPD stop and frisk law.