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Tom, if you and everyone in the U.S. aren’t paying close attention to tonight’s mayoral race in New York City, you should be because so goes New York City, so goes the rest of the country.
The city is home, aware of it or not, to one of the most important races in the world.
Why? stop-and-frisk or stop-question-and-frisk. The question part gets eliminated most of the time and therein really lies the most critical part of the law, the question part.
Because if you question many people in New York City, even some black and Hispanic people, they will tell you that on the surface they don’t really have an issue with stop-question-and-frisk. Not the idea of it at least.
Not if the controversial policy was conducted like the occasional, random airport screening.
If they could truly believe that the officers would stop someone and say, “Sir I’m sorry but I need to check your bag and your person but they know that that’s not the reality of things on the street.
STOP and FRISK: Would You Rather Be Politically Correct or Safe and Alive? was originally published on blackamericaweb.com