New York Governor David Paterson Signs Bill Purging New York City Police Department Stop-and-Frisk Database
Gov. David Paterson signed legislation Friday that would stop New York City police from storing the names of hundreds of thousands of people who were stopped and frisked without facing charges, calling the practice "not a policy for a democracy."..."Innocent people stopped by the police for doing nothing more than going to school, work or the subway should not become permanent criminal suspects,'' said Lieberman. "By signing this bill, the Paterson administration has put itself on the right side of history and leaves an important legacy in support of civil rights, civil liberties and common sense.''