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More Than Racial Profiling

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12: A woman walks by a New York Police Department (NYPD) outpost in Times Square on August 12, 2013 in
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12: A woman walks by a New York Police Department (NYPD) outpost in Times Square on August 12, 2013 in New York City. The controversial policy employed by the NYPD in high crime neighborhoods known as stop and frisk, has been given a severe rebuke by a federal judge on Monday. U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin has appointed an independent monitor to oversee changes to the NYPD's stop and frisk tactic's after finding that it intentionally discriminates based on race. Both New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

It’s been called the most dangerous and irresponsible bills to ever come before the New York City Council. It has also been called a landmark in the fight to end discriminatory policing.

And now the so-called bias-based profiling measure is law, passed by the New York City Council last week over Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto.

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