Stop and Frisk—Law, Policy, and People.

Stop and Frisk in Brownsville, Brooklyn:
Residents Question a Police Tactic

More Research and Reporting

I have blogged and commented previously about the NYPD policy to stop, question, and frisk (linking to three distinct sites). After watching this 2010 report about Brownsville, please also view (or review) the following additional Gavel Report posts.
  1. Stop and Frisk v. The Right To Be Left Alone. This links to a Gavel Report post with Reuters video documentation. It also provides legal limitations on police authority with respect to individual members of minority groups.
  2. Fighting Back Against Stop-and-Frisk. This links to a Gavel Report post with video documentation about organized protesters in New York City. The post also includes legal limitations on police authority to stop and frisk.
  3. The Hunted and the Hated: An Inside Look at the NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk Policy. Linking to our Facebook Page, this post will allow visitors to watch a VideoNation documentary (viewer discretion advised).


  • How does police power as documented in these four sources help society?
  • Do those who make these policies set out to curb this exercise of power?
  • Do the benefits outweigh the intrusion on individual rights?
  • How does this policy affect law-abiding citizens?
  • Does this policy harm society? If so, how?

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