Mary Catherine Roper
A couple of recent incidents have cast new doubt on the Philadelphia Police Department’s use of the “stop-and-frisk” tactic for fighting crime.
An ACLU attorney says Temple student Christopher Montgomery used his iPhone in January 2011 to record an altercation involving police and a mob in center city, and was arrested.
An attorney for the ACLU of Philadelphia says the city violated the First Amendment when it turned down the ad, citing its subject matter.
The vote came despite objections from the ACLU, which called the bill unconstitutional.
Anecdotal stories about the activities of stopped motorists along the side of major roadways from a PennDOT traffic control specialist raised alarms for ACLU attorneys.