Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Stop and Frisk: Crime Reduction or Fear Enhancer?

Stop and Frisk

Daily Discussion Blog Post: Yesterday, a federal court judge ruled that New York's "Stop and Frisk" policy violated the constitutional rights of racial/ethnic minorities. The judge ordered that the policy undergo federal monitoring. While Blacks and Hispanics make up approximately 50% of the city's population, they made up slightly more than 80% of those who were stopped and frisked. Did the judge overstep her boundaries or was justice achieved?


  1. I think this was a fair ruling. Time should be taken to consider the underlying or embedded racism that exists within many of the laws in our country. Even when there is no overt racist meaning or intention behind a law, there are times when the implementation of a law will most likely lead to prejudice, racist, and discriminatory practices.

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