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Undercover agents, targeted wiretaps, and dogged investigatory work by New York Police Department officers over a period of ten months led this week to what is being dubbed the largest gun smuggling bust in New York City history. But Mayor Michael Bloomberg is tipping his hat to stop-and-frisk.
New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly enthusiastically defended the city's use of "stop and frisk," citing high crime rates among minority communities and arguing that abandoning the program will increase violent crime.
In the broadest legal decision on the New York Police Department’s stop and frisk program yet, a federal judge ruled the program is unconstitutional and violates the Fourth Amendment and 14th Amendment.