Questioning Stop-and-Frisk in New York City

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Dec 31, 1969
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Read and write about Stop-and-Frisk, a policy used by the police in NYC and other cities to reduce crime. But some say that the police unfairly target Black and Hispanic young men, who have made up 85 percent of those stopped. Is this practice fair and effective? Does it reduce crime? Does Stop-and-Frisk violate the fourth amendment protections: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures...?


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Read and write about Stop-and-Frisk, a policy used by the police in NYC and other cities to reduce crime. But some say that the police unfairly target Black and Hispanic young men, who have made up 85 percent of those stopped. Is this practice fair and effective? Does it reduce crime? Does Stop-and-Frisk violate the fourth amendment protections: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures...?
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