"This is Great News": Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond on NYPD Stop & Frisk Ruled Unconstitutional

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Watch the full interview with Julian Bond on Democracy Now! at http://owl.li/nR4tm. During a discussion about the legacy of Bayard Rustin on Democracy Now!, news broke that a federal judge ruled that the New York City Police Department's controversial stop-and-frisk policy unconstitutional, in part by unlawfully targeting blacks and Latinos. Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, ruling on a class-action lawsuit, wrote that the policy violated plaintiffs' Fourth Amendment rights barring unreasonable searches, finding that police made at least 200,000 stops from 2004 to June 2012 without reasonable suspicion. We ask Julian Bond to respond.See Democracy Now! reports on the NYPD stop and frisk program: http://www.democracynow.org/topics/stop_friskDemocracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,200+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Check out our vast news archive and stream live 8-9am ET at http://www.democracynow.org.FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE:Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynowTwitter: @democracynowSubscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynowListen on SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe

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