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Protests Halt Kelly’s Speech at Brown University

New York Times
A speech by Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly at Brown University planned for Tuesday was canceled after protesters against the Police Department’s stop-and-frisk tactics disrupted the event with shouting and chants. Officials at the university, in Providence, R.I., ended the event and cleared the auditorium after the protests continued for almost half an hour, preventing Mr. Kelly from speaking. He had been scheduled to deliver a speech titled “Proactive Policing in America’s Biggest City.”

NYPD union files suit over City Council's profiling law


The main NYPD union filed a lawsuit Tuesday, as expected, in a bid to get the City Council's bias profiling law tossed out, claiming the measure will make it difficult for police officers to do their jobs.

The complaint filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan by the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association claims the law is pre-empted by the state criminal procedure code and is too vague to give police guidance on what they are permitted to do.

District judge denies city request for stay

Reforms to stop and frisk will stand
Queens Chronicle

United States District Judge Shira Scheindlin refused the Bloomberg Administration’s request for a stay of the federal court’s stop-and-frisk decision.

About three weeks ago, Scheindlin declared the NYPD’s practice of stop and frisk unconstitutional and put a federal monitor in place to oversee all stops. The judge also asked that the NYPD revisit the policy and come up with a new version that utilizes community policing. In addition, 5 percent of officers must wear body cameras so that the policy can be better policed.

In New York City Policing Bills, Bloomberg’s Veto Is Overridden

With strong public complaints about stop-and-frisk, the New York City Council passed bills that increase oversight of the police and allow people to sue for profiling.
BET News

In a move to distance itself from the Mayor Michael Bloomberg on stop-and-frisk and policing issues, the New York City Council overrode two mayoral vetoes on police oversight.