Jacob Sullum on New York's Unconstitutional Stop-and-Frisk Program


Michael Fleshman / Foter.com

Last week a federal judge began to hear testimony in a class action lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk program. Senior Editor Jacob Sullum says the suit makes a persuasive case that the program violates the Fourth Amendment because police routinely stop people without reasonable suspicion that they are engaged in criminal activity.