Gov. Paterson Deletes NYPD “Stop-And-Frisk” Database

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From NYDailyNews.com:

Gov. Paterson Friday signed into law the controversial stop and frisk legislation that forces the NYPD to delete the names of people questioned – but not arrested – from its electronic database.

More than 2.5 million such encounters have been logged into the database since 2004, with police calling it a vital tool in fighting crime.

But critics have long contended it’s an assault on a generation of minorities.

“Not every police procedure contributes to the lowering of crime,” Paterson said. “This procedure is a prime example of that.”

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