Today, a federal judge ruled that the NYC policy of Stop & Frisk is unconstitutional.
For the past decade, this policy has allowed NYC police officers to stop and frisk anyone at any time for any reason—it has been completely up to their discretion.
The policy had been considered a great success as it has brought the NYC crime rate down to an all-time low. However, there has been question as to whether or not Stop & Frisk encourages racial profiling because it happens, more black and Hispanic men are stopped and frisked as compared to white men…. Is this considered racial profiling? Even though it is true that statistically, more minority men commit crimes?
So, is this racial profiling? Or are cops doing an effective job?