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NY stop-frisk deal lifts hope for more settlements

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The goodwill surrounding a deal to resolve how New York City carries out its stop-and-frisk crime-reducing tool is raising hopes that the new mayor will amicably resolve other disputes that have spilled into the courts as well, including the police department's eavesdropping in Muslim communities. A judge presiding over a 44-year-old civil rights case in Manhattan voiced optimism, or at least wishful thinking, and civil rights lawyers are lining up to test the limits of ...

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