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I read this in the NY Post.

A new report filed by the NYPD's federal monitor includes recommendations that would force cops to have "reasonable suspicion" before frisking someone, and would require them to fill out a receipt explaining why a stop was made.

Under the order, cops would have to fill out a "tear-off information card" with their name, rank, command and shield number, and hand it over to anyone stopped but not arrested, court papers state.

"The proposed procedures also require documentation of all stops and make more explicit the responsibilities of supervising officers up the chain of command," lawyer Peter Zimroth wrote in his final recommendations filed in Manhattan federal court Friday.

Zimroth's recommendations to the NYPD come after a 2013 court order mandating changes to the stop-and-frisk policy.

The proposed "receipt" policy will begin Sept. 21, according to Zimroth's recommendation, which was filed in Manhattan federal court Friday morning.

The police officer will also have to check one of seven boxes to explain why they stopped the person.

Cops will have to check a box explaining why they stopped someone, which lists options such as "Acting as a lookout," and "Casing Victim or Location."Photo: NYPD

The choices include "Concealing or Possessing a Weapon," "Engaging in a Drug Transaction," "Casing Victim or Location" and "Other."

The card will also provide the following explanation to the person who was stopped: "The Police Officer stopped you because the officer had information requiring further investigation. The following factor(s) contributed to the officer's suspicion," followed by the seven boxes.

Federal Judge Shira Scheindlin ordered changes to stop-and-frisk in 2013 after a class-action civil rights lawsuit trial in which plaintiffs said they had been wrongly targeted by police because of their race.

Her ruling and changes had been in limbo after the city, under then-Mayor Mike Bloomberg, appealed, but Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped the appeals, and others by the city's police unions were also tossed.

The monitor's letter also says he has worked with the NYPD to revise the patrol guide in terms of what role race can play in stop-and-frisk, explaining that the new policy he recommends is that race, age and gender can't be the sole description used to stop a suspect.

"The procedure states that police action, including stops, frisks, arrests or other law enforcement actions, may not be motivated, even in part, by the actual or perceived color, ethnicity, or national origin of an individual," his letter states.

It goes on to say that race can only be used if it's part of a specific suspect description that includes not just race, gender and age, but other identifying characteristics as well.

Zimroth's letter takes a slightly sarcastic tone when it introduces this revision, stating: "This is not new law; it is based on the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution."
 

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We embedded Jag lawyers with the troops in Iraq, focus shifted to who is watching, who is judging my actions and it became a terrible and very dangerous distraction to leaders and troops in the field.
Micromanagement, regulatory schemes and run amok oversight are destroying us.
 

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Profiling is not evil. It's the use of statistics. Doctors use it each time they give you an Rx for antibiotics without delaying treatment to wait for lab results. Same with physical therapy or even a car mechanic. Going with the "most likely" evaluation isn't always correct but it usually is, and saves a lot time for all concerned. Don't want to get stopped? Quit dressing and acting like a thug.
 

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Are they gunna create a whole new department to scan them into the computer for future inspection ?
 

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Should an officer be able to stop and frisk any citizen they want on a whim, without being able to articulate a lawful reason?

I am not sure if the receipts are the solution, but the largely arbitrary frisks that were happening and led to the judge's ruling were an offense to the 4th Amendment.

What should be done are routine frisks and searches of homes and cars of those on probation and parole. Such searches are lawful, do not infringe on the rights of law abiding citizens and would target the group that commit most of the crime.
 

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When politicians and lawyers wear body cameras then I will agree the police should.

So they created a different form with a tear off section receipt. They already had a form that is how they got the statistics in the first place.
I say the body camera thing because i feel that the overwhelming majority of incidents will clearly show in pds favor. Don't get me wrong, if my firehouse was issued body cameras im pretty sure there would be alot of cameras "broken due to training". But in this rabidly anti pd environment we find ourselves in, i feel it will help out the boys in blue.
 
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