The Debatable Topic Of Stop-And-Frisk

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Stop-and-Frisk The Stop-and-Frisk program has been a debatable topic for many years. In some regions of the United States, it is also known as Terry Stops. This program is based on the decision of the US Supreme Court in the case of Terry v. Ohio. The program has led to many disagreements and protests throughout the states that use it. Although some say this program reduces the number of crimes and takes illegal guns off the streets, many people are against stop and frisk because it promotes racial profiling, police brutality, and violates the Fourth Amendment. New York has already put an end to stop and search, and hopefully, after reading this essay, it will encourage you to look more into it and put a stop to it in your city. Statistics…show more content…
Stop-and-Frisk violates that right of citizens by frisking them on the streets. They do not stop to show them a permit or anything like that. “Under the Fourth Amendment to the US constitution adopted as a part of the Bill of Rights in 1791. ‘The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizure, shall not be violated and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.’ Stop-and-Frisk fails to abide by the rights of others, and that is unfair and unreasonable. “What constitutes an “unreasonable” search or seizure under the Fourth Amendment in the context of a Stop-and-Frisk was decided by the Supreme Court in its 1968 Terry v. Ohio ruling.” There is no telling what the officer 's count as reasonable and suspicious sometimes it mainly deals with the color of their…show more content…
Stop and should be arrested because it promotes racial profiling, police brutality, and violates person’s rights of the Fourth Amendment. Although it is meant to protect others and keep them out of harm’s way it is not protecting those who are getting frisked because the majority of them are innocent. The people should have their rights protected and abide by no matter what the color of their skin

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