Last year, after a spike in violence in the District’s northeast Trinidad community, the Metropolitan Police set up a series of roadblocks, checking the identity of everyone wanting to enter the neighborhood. It was a controversial tactic from the start and now a federal court has called it illegal. Kojo explores the ruling, and the balance between civil liberties and crime-fighting.


  • Mara Verheyden-Hilliard Attorney, Partnership for Civil Justice

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