NYCLU Daily News Op-Ed: Stop-and-Frisk is Out of Control: Paterson Must Force NYPD to Purge Database
By Donna Lieberman Gov. Paterson is considering a bill that would end the NYPD's practice of keeping a vast computer database of the names and personal information of innocent people who were unjustly stopped, questioned or frisked by police officers. He should sign it without delay. With a pen stroke, the governor can pull the plug on this virtual police lineup of millions of completely innocent black and Latino New Yorkers, and take an important stand for everyone's privacy and due process rights.