The stop and frisk policy is meant to protect communities from crimes, but sometimes law enforcement abused their power. Stop and frisk allowed a cop to question and search any man or woman who looked or dressed suspicious. In addition, sometime officers would violently search a person for proof of being a criminal. A political blogger, Aaron Morrison, wrote about a young man named Anthony Henry who was a victim of stop and frisk and police officers power abused. Henry was walking to school at 8 AM wearing a black hoodie and a jeep police car pulled over next to him; five policemen came out from the car questioning Henry about gangs and drugs. They searched his clothings and dumped his school materials on the floor, but after finding nothing, they took him home and apologized to his mom (Aaron Morrison, Stop and Frisk Loop21). In Henry’s experienced with stop and frisk, the cops abused their powe...
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...n addition, the policy will prevent police officers from abusing their power because the new method does not make cops search people due to suspiciousness. As a result, focused deterrence will help law enforcement lower criminal activities rate and society will support the method because they will no longer feel threatened as a group.
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