I understand that New York City is a difficult place to keep the peace, but Mayor Michael "I never saw a Bill of Rights provision that didn't need subverting" Bloomberg has really gone off the deep end with this one. From the January 8, 2013 New York Times:
A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that the New York Police Department’s practice of stopping people suspected of trespassing outside private buildings in the Bronx was unconstitutional....
The case was narrowly focused on police stops in front of the private residential buildings enrolled in the Trespass Affidavit Program in the Bronx. Under that program, which includes several thousand residential buildings, property managers have asked the police to seek out trespassers and arrest them on sight.
But Judge Shira A. Scheindlin of Federal District Court in Manhattan ruled Tuesday that the Police Department was routinely stopping people outside such buildings without reasonable suspicion that they were trespassing.What I find really distressing is how many liberals in this country will cheer Judge Scheindlin's decision, and criticizing Bloomberg's police state tactics, while supporting Bloomberg's equally dangerous police state approach to guns.