Stop & Frisk Policy? Racist or not?

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The famous and controversial police practice known as the stop and frisk started on the last sixties. It was known national wide when the case Terry v. Ohio was presented this case was argued on December 12, 1967 it all started when Cleveland detective McFadden was on patrol on a foot post where he noticed the petitioner John W. Terry and another men known as Chilton were acting suspiciously on a street corner the detective noticed both men looking into a store multiple times with an interest to do something, then another men known as Katz showed up to the scene all three men joined and where walking around the store, that's when detective McFadden approached and identified himself as a police officer he started to ask them simple …show more content…

Raymond Kelly has defended the stop and frisk according to the New York Daily News, Thomas Tracy, NYPD stats: 70% of shooting suspects in first half of 2013 were black (2013,November 19) "Data collected during the first six months of the year also reveal that 74% of the city's shooting victims were black, and an additional 21.5% were Hispanic". This is a very high amount of crime going on in the city of New York taking out the stop and frisk will just increase it. On August 12, 2013 judge Shira Shiendlin ruled that the stop and frisk is constitutional but after a ten week trail judge Shira Shiendlin was removed from this case. There are many police officers around but there are patrolling mostly where the crime rate is higher, people feel safer if there is that law enforcement presence every were they go, even if they are a victim of being patted down it still shows that the NYPD is doing their job, numbers do not lie and it shows how much black and hispanics are the once who commit the most crime. There are shooting every day around the five boroughs and the people who do the shooting are mostly African American. In a interview conducted to police commissioner Raymond Kelly he said “Last year, 97% of all shooting victims were black or Hispanic and reside in low-income neighborhoods"New York Daily News, Thomas Tracy, NYPD stats:


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