Argumentative Essay On Stop And Frisk

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Stop and Frisk Stop and Frisk, the tactic that has been going on for only for short time, yet there seems to be racial tension already. But is this new information actually true or is it just good policing? According to Heather Mac Donald from the Manhattan Institute, says “what looks like racial profiling might just be good policing”. However according to Ranjana Natarajan from the Washington post “it’s clear that two issues need to be addressed: racial profiling and police use of excessive force.” Unfortunately we cannot have both ways. Arguments: One of the most convincing arguments is that it drastically decreases crime rates according to the statistics. Numerous studies have shown that this method “stop and frisk” has actually decreased crime rates. This fact is opposed by many saying that police are targeting minorities and meaningfully stop and frisking them. However, according to Jay Stalien an African American officer “it will ALWAYS have a higher rate of blacks getting stopped, and will ALWAYS have a higher rate of blacks getting killed … The statistics will follow the same trend for Asians if you go to China”. He also goes on to say “"Fact: As of July 2016, the breakdown…show more content…
Sure, there are surveys and statistics all over the internet, are these really true? “Not so fast” says the Manhattan Institute, “the charge is police have ‘too many’ interactions with minorities, but this leaves the questions’ too many’ compared to what”? This is exactly the problem we are facing against the opposing opinion. An officer only does a “stop and frisk” if they see something that looks suspicious. This also leads an officer to suspicion by behavioral tensions such as nervousness, threatening behavior, and of course absence of license plate. This leaves this up to law enforcement to trust their numerous years of training to spot and capture a

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