Stop And Frisk Essay

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Stop and Frisk is a program performed by many police departments around the United States. New York is the origin of the Stop and Frisk program; it is also practiced the most in New York. The policy is starting to spread nationwide; but that is not a good idea. The policy of Stop and Frisk is when a group of undercover police officers unexpectedly stop and seizure a person under reasonable suspicion to look for weapons or other contraband. This program is meant to catch suspects off guard and out of order. New York experiences the most issues with the policy being used everyday in The Big Apple. Police started using this as a technique to prevent future crime in 1968. Other cities like, Oakland, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Chicago also practice Stop and Frisk. My research is based on the evidence and data as the program was used in New York City. It is also known as the Terry Stop or Stop and Seizure. Stop and Frisk is unconstitutional to the Fourteenth Amendment which is misused by…show more content…
The United States Constitution Fourteenth Amendment also protects American citizens. The amendments of citizens in the U.S. make the policy unfair because it turns out to be a case of racial profiling. The fourteenth amendment states that American citizens should all have Rights Guaranteed Privileges and Immunities of Citizenship, Due Process and Equal Protection. “A new report from the New York Civil Liberties Union that offers a "complete factual record of stop-and-frisk activity" in New York City between 2002 and 2013 has found that this unconstitutionally performed policing tactic was largely ineffective at reducing violent crime, a clear rebuttal to right-wing media 's frequent justifications for the practice.” (Hatcher- Mays 1) Although the stop and seizure policy data proves to be successful in one type of way; misconduct of police officers evade the protection of citizens by the U.S constitution making it unequal treatment to the people in these
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