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Don’t Stop Frisking
Weekly Standard, by Terry Eastland

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Posted By:toledo, 8/17/2013 9:42:14 PM

Since the early 1990s the New York Police Department has used a crime-prevention strategy that it calls “stop, question, and frisk.” Accordingly, officers stop and question a person based on reasonable suspicion and sometimes pat down the clothing of the individual to ensure that he is not armed. The department credits the strategy in large part for the huge declines in murder and major crimes over two decades in what is now the nation’s safest big city. But the liberal opposition to stop-question-and-frisk has been fighting back, and last week federal district judge Shira A. Scheindlin declared the NYPD’s use

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: psych53, 8/17/2013 9:57:45 PM     (No. 9479111)

What sort of hell-on-earth is NYC that people are seriously arguing to have their constitutional rights violated by allowing this stop and frisk nonsense? This reminds me, for all the world, of stories out of 1930´s Germany. So glad I don´t live anywhere near NY state and NYC.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Steve7940, 8/17/2013 10:05:49 PM     (No. 9479115)

I can´t see why conservatives like this either. No warrant or no probable cause and you get stopped and frisked on a street. All rights can be forfeit for the sake of crime prevention evidently. Quite a strange argument for supposedly small gov´t conservatives to make.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: god of irony, 8/17/2013 10:55:57 PM     (No. 9479140)

If NYC wouldn´t restrict the rights of law abiding citizens to arm themselves then there wouldn´t be a problem.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 8/17/2013 11:09:10 PM     (No. 9479149)

Once you throw out the Constitution to ban guns, you then feel justified in searching ´suspicious´ pedestrians for those guns. In one study I saw, they were finding illegal guns on 0.1% of the whites they frisked.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: harleynyc, 8/17/2013 11:29:16 PM     (No. 9479161)

lib judge airhead.
I say put it on the ballot.
I say Joe Lhota should make it an election issue. New Yorkers do not want a liberal democrat to ever run this city again. David Dinkins was a nightmare.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/18/2013 2:13:26 AM     (No. 9479207)

Seems to work at every airport in the country, except their search is a feel good moment for some.

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