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by Paul Kerstein

New York Subway Searches Attract Lawsuit

Aug 05, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

The Washington Post reportsthat the New York Civil Liberties Union sued the city’s policedepartment Thursday, calling the random search of subway riders’ bagsunconstitutional and ineffective. The Post reports that The lawsuit –filed in a federal court on behalf of five subway passengers, includingthe son of a retired police captain and a naturalized citizen –alleges that the program violates constitutional rights that protectagainst illegal searches and guarantee due process. Read more.