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To Curb Suits, City Now Opts to Fight Them - The New York Times

The Bloomberg administration has embarked on an aggressive legal strategy intended to curtail the rising number of federal civil-rights lawsuits filed against New York. Instead of offering small settlements to avoid trial, the city started to identify weaker cases and has been contesting them in court, pushing many to trial.


Minorities face disproportionate ‘Broken Windows’ enforcement everywhere — especially in predominately white neighborhoods

A Daily News analysis finds blacks and Hispanics are far more likely to be ticketed in low-crime, primarily white neighborhoods, with 32 of the city's 75 police precincts showing a disparity of 20 percentage points or greater.


Daily News analysis finds racial disparities in summonses for minor violations in 'broken windows' policing

Summonses for petty infractions are an element of 'broken windows' policing — and roughly 81% of the 7.3 million people hit with violations between 2001 and 2013 were black and Hispanic.


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