October 8, 2009
Police Stop More Than 1 Million People on Street Each Year
The A.P. story is in the New York Times. The lead:
NEW YORK (AP) -- A teenager trying to get into his apartment after school is confronted by police. A man leaving his workplace chooses a different route back home to avoid officers who roam a particular street.
These and hundreds of thousands of other Americans in big cities have been stopped on the street by police using a law-enforcement practice called stop-and-frisk that alarms civil libertarians but is credited by authorities with helping reduce crime.
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