Stop-and-frisk goes on trial

Natasha Lennard writes for Salon: “The landmark federal trial, Floyd vs. City of New York, which challenges the constitutionality of stop-and-frisk practices used by the NYPD. Lawyers with the Center for Constitutional Rights who are bringing the class-action suit believe it will be the ‘trial of the century,’ probing whether the police have been unlawfully stopping black and Latino young men.”