A federal judge this morning rebuked the New York Police Department in stunning fashion, declaring the force’s controversial so-called “stop-and-frisk” policy unconstitutional as currently practiced.
In a ruling spiked with dramatic flourishes, U.S. District Judge Shira Sheindlin said stop-and-frisk, a tactic in which cops can search anyone regardless of whether they believe a crime has been committed, has allowed police officers to unfairly target blacks and Hispanics far more than whites. Sheindlin said the policy could continue, however, under strong new restrictions. Continue reading
By Terence P. Jeffrey
When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare) is fully enforced on individuals and families next year, a middle-aged, middle-class couple with three children could be hit with a $9,355 hike in their annual health-insurance premiums if their annual household income happens to increase by just $1. Continue reading