Oct 8, 2018

Trump says stop and frisk "was meant for problems like Chicago"


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Speaking before the International Association of Chiefs of Police on Monday, President Trump said that stop and frisk "works" and "was meant for problems like Chicago."

Why it matters: Stop and frisk was popularly known as an NYPD policy of temporarily detaining, questioning and possibly searching pedestrians if officers have "reasonable suspicion" of a potential crime. It was ruled unconstitutional in 2013 by a district judge who claimed the policy violates the Fourteenth Amendment's promise of equal protection, as research shows minorities are stopped at a far higher rate than whites.

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