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Ethical Issues Emerge In Controversy Over New York City’s Stop & Frisk Law

This article talked about the New York City’s stop and frisk law. A court overturned a ruling that had stopped to the law, which allowed police to use probable cause to detain and pat down citizens that are acting suspicious. The mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, said this law reduced the crime In the city.

A three-judge panel said that the judge that made the initial ruling violated judicial ethics in a separate case. In that other case, the judge used prejudice in a case involving the stop-and-frisk law. The three judges decided to overturn this law because the other judge's history. In my opinion, a judge should be trusted and should not have to overturn a certain case based on the outcome of a previous case. If the law reduced crime in the city, it should be upheld.

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