Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 20:17

Today's landmark decision by a federal judge that NYPD has violated the constitutional rights of tens of thousands of Black and Latinos by subjecting them to unlawful stops. The judge told NYPD to bring its practices in line with the US Constitution and seeks an independent monitor.

Judge Shira A. Scheindlin’s ruling in Floyd v. City of New York found the NYPD liable for violations of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments.

Judge Scheindlin's decision is a tremendous step forward in the fight for NYPD fairness and accountability. However, there is still a lot to be done and we need your help.