As the entire law enforcement world is watching the ongoing court cases of the controversial and recently ruled unconstitutional NYPD policy “Stop N Frisk”. A recent report in Newsday said that many police commands in Westchester support the controversial policy of “Stop N Frisk”.
According to the New York Civil Liberties Union, no research has ever proven the effectiveness of the policy of “Stop N Frisk”. Guns have been found in less than 0.2% of all stops, while 88% of those searched have been innocent of any crime. In Park Slope (Brooklyn) alone, blacks and Latinos made up 24% of the population, but constituted 79% of all stop and frisks in 2011.
With overwhelming statistics, we should ask, are there any racial undertones in the creation of police policies like “Stop N Frisk”? If we look closer to the historical relationship between law enforcement and the…
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