In the 1968 Supreme Court case Terry v. Ohio, the court ruled that stop and frisk laws were constitutional on the grounds that an officer “is entitled for the protection of himself and others in the area” to search individuals for dangerous weapons that could be used against the officer. 543 more words
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There was a celebratory feel to Larry Krasner’s inauguration as Philadelphia’s new district attorney, because, as Krasner phrased it, his ascension to the office was the culmination of a movement. 125 more words
Public order creates a virtuous circle that enables neighborhoods to flourish.
Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of 1,028 more words
Racial profiling and policies like Stop and Frisk are far too common forms of institutional racism, which target our communities of color. The disproportionate rate of incarceration for blacks and Latinos can best be explained by policies that target their community, rather than the myth that people of color are more deviant. 433 more words
An analysis of the Philadelphia Police Department’s use of the tactic uncovers its overall ineffectiveness.
An analysis of the Philadelphia Police Department’s use of stop-and-frisk uncovered racial bias and ineffectiveness, the 436 more words