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Stop-and-frisk: New York AG report questions its effectiveness

New York’s attorney general said the stop-and-frisk report – an NYPD spokesman called it flawed – sought to ‘advance the discussion about how to fight crime without … violating equal justice under the law.’

Sex offenders awarded $1 in liability suit over N.Y. illegal ‘civil commitments’

Six sex offenders got no damage awards from former New York Gov. George Pataki and other officials who had confined to mental institutions after they served their sentences. One official is liable for $1 to each, a federal jury decided in a case that tested attitudes toward social outcasts.