New York Ends "Stop and Frisk" Data Collection

New York Governor David Paterson signed a bill into law last week requiring the NYPD to expunge the names and addresses in a database of people who had been stopped and questioned by police but never charged with any crimes. In signing the bill, Governor Paterson said that "simple justice as well as common sense suggest that those questioned by police and not even accused of a crime should not be subjected to perpetual suspicion." For more information, see EPIC New York Stop-and-Frisk Database.

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