01 May 2016

The NYPD is Running Stings Against Immigrant-Owned Shops, Then Pushing For Warrantless Searches

β€œIt was total entrapment,” says one storeowner.

by Sarah Ryley for ProPublica and the New York Daily News

An undercover NYPD officer entered the spotless Super Laundromat & Dry Cleaners in Inwood, a largely Dominican neighborhood at the northernmost tip of Manhattan. He made his rounds through the store, hawking what he said were stolen gadgets β€” an iPhone, iPad Mini and iPad.

One man took the bait, agreeing to shell out $200 for all three. He was arrested during the May 2013 sting, and the trouble seemed to end there.


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