LSTD400 Week 2 Forum Stop and Frisk - Stop and Frisk laws...

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Stop and Frisk laws can be seen in the state of New York. New York City’s Stop-and Frisk laws were implemented in the early 2000’s and deemed unconstitutional in August, 2013. One of the main reasons this was deemed extremely unconstitutional was because it was directly a stereotypical law. Officers have the right to stop anyone they felt was suspicious or conducting suspicious activity. Police officers also were blatantly racial profiling in a vast majority of cases, conducting illegal stops and invading privacy rights. This made personal opinions and personal beliefs that officers might have come into play when they make decision. This law also aimed at minorities and young adolescents committed crimes and those were the majority of stop and frisk interviews. Records show that during the time of this law almost all of those stopped (90%) were minority males and the vast majority of the stops (88%) uncovered no evidence of wrongdoing or suspicious
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Term
Spring
Professor
Egans
Tags
Law, police officers, NYPD

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