New York Civil Rights Violation Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Expresses Privacy Concerns Over NYPD’s New Mobile Body Scanners

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New York civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman expresses concern over a new scanner being researched by the New York Police Department. The new technology makes it possible for the police to detect concealed weapons on people as they walk down the street. Use of this scanner raises serious privacy concerns. The New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm have handled all types of civil rights violation cases over the past 30 years.

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In an age of rapidly advancing technology, the issue of protecting privacy has become one of the most important challenges for the public and private sectors in New York.

The New York Police Department and the U.S. Department of Defense are researching a scanner that can detect concealed weapons on people as they walk down the street, reported the New York Post (1/18/2012).

This virtual pat-down, concerns the New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm.

“In an age of rapidly advancing technology, the issue of protecting privacy has become one of the most important challenges for the public and private sectors in New York,” civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York’s civil rights violation law firms, said.

Terahertz Imaging Detection uses infrared rays to measure a form of natural energy radiating from a person’s body. If anything is blocking the energy, like metal, the scanner will detect it, reported the New York Post. A gun could be found based on its digital outline. The scanner would make it possible for police officers to see if someone is carrying a gun without even leaving their cars.

“Privacy cannot be an afterthought for any technology used in New York,” civil rights violation lawyer Perecman said. “The scanner may significantly reduce the number of controversial stop-and-frisk searches in New York, but it may also reduce the fundamental human right to privacy.”

For a number of years, the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices have raised serious civil rights concerns in New York over racial profiling, illegal stops and privacy rights, according to The New York Times (1/16/2012).

If you have been a victim of racial profiling, police brutality or excessive force by police in New York, contact the New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm at http://www.perecman.com.

About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:

For the past 30 years, the New York civil rights violation, medical malpractice, construction accident, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of cases including racial profiling and police harassment. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012.

The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more
recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict** for a construction
accident, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident, and a
$40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice****.

The Perecman Firm serves Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, Upstate NY, Morris County, and Rockland County.

**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million    
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout

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