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Federal Courts Says D.C. Police Checkpoints Were Unconstitutional

Date: July 11, 2009
Author: Maria Glod
QUOTE: A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that checkpoints set up by District police in neighborhoods beset by violence are unconstitutional, effectively ending a crime-fighting tactic that officials say was used in only the most dire circumstances to protect residents....In an effort to quell a series of shootings, drivers were forced to stop at roadblocks and were asked whether they had a "legitimate" reason to be there. Some were denied passage.

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