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NEW YORK (AP) — On Tuesday, a federal judge decided to let the New York Police Department temporarily resume the stop-and-frisk practice even though she believes they are unconstitutional while she decides what permanent remedies are necessary to prevent the illegal stops at thousands of privately owned buildings.

U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in Manhattan lifted immediate implementation of the order she issued earlier this month concerning a program aimed at decreasing city crime.

The judge earlier this month found that the city acted unconstitutionally in making trespass stops without reasonable suspicion at more than 3,000 Bronx buildings participating in the program, a finding that the city is challenging in a federal appeals court. Scheindlin said the need for the appeal will be mooted by her order lifting the ban.  Read more at