Today a federal judge began hearing testimony to determine whether or not New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has been violating the constitution for the last decade in ordering the New York Police Department to stop and frisk Blacks and Hispanics in the street without reasonable suspicion that a crime has taken or is about to take place.
I find it interesting that of the five million stops that the police have recorded since 2004, 88 percent ended without a summons or an arrest, meaning nearly 9 times out of 10, the stops are baseless.
Does anyone care to make a prediction on the outcome of this case?
I think Bloomberg has made another huge overreach. He might call himself an independent, but he sure acts like a Republican. The policy is racist and should be struck down on that basis alone. Even if it wasn't racist, it's unconstitutional for police to stop and search someone without reasonable suspicion, so it should be struck down on that basis as well.
I think Bloomberg is going to get slapped down hard on this one.