Originally Posted by Stang_Man
To be fair, what they're doing doesn't seem to fully fit the bill.
For a Terry stop you need to:
Identify some activity that is out of the ordinary is occuring/has occured
The suspect is connected with said suspicious activity
And that the suspicious activity is related to a crime.
You mean like where it says:
“I understand how people may feel the way they do about Stop and Frisk, but what’s always left out of the equation is that we target those that fit a description,” Mullins said. “Our role of stopping someone is based on an incident report from someone in that particular neighborhood.”
That seems to fit with these being Terry stops.
They complain that the majority of people being stopped are black or Hispanic. I'd say, take a look at the FBI Uniform Crime Reports and you'll see why - any law enforcement in New York will have the same "racist" result.
The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing … more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature [with] no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men …. John Stuart Mill
Last edited by Bren; 10-11-2012 at 20:10..