Professor Randolph McLaughlin, a civil rights attorney, shared his perspective about a step taken by the Department of Justice related to the NYPD’s controversial “stop and frisk” policy. In an article in “The Christian Science Monitor,” Professor McLaughlin commented on the DOJ offering a “preferred remedy” should the practice be ruled unconstitutional by a judge examining the issue.
“The whole thing is unusual,” Professor McLaughlin is quoted as saying. “I mean, if the DOJ doesn’t feel there’s a likelihood that the case will go for the plaintiffs, then why get involved? Why alienate the city of New York and the NYPD?
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