The stop-and-frisk policy allows the NYPD to conduct random pat-downs of those they deem suspicious.
Stop-and-frisk is whack. That was the essence of a 27-page briefing that the New York Civil Liberties Union released on Wednesday.
The New York Police Department’s controversial tactic allows cops on the street to pat down those they deem suspicious at random, with the aim of reducing crime. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Mayor Michael Bloomberg say that the policy has played an integral role in reducing the city’s crime rate.