Group sues city over random bag searches in the Bronx

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) argued in court Monday against the city?s random bag searches.

The NYPD implemented the random bag search policy after the London terrorist attacks in late July. The NYCLU claims the searches are ineffective and will not thwart possible terrorist attacks in New York. The NYPD refutes this claim and says the searches are justified and they discourage terrorists by complicating their plans. Lawyers for the city say the terrorists used bags to conceal bombs during the 2005 London and 2004 Madrid attacks.

The trial, which is expected to continue throughout the week, is scheduled for a ruling in early December.

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