Friday, June 21, 2013

CounterSpin: NYPD’s “Stop And Frisk” Is Ineffective In Recovering Guns

CounterSpin argues against conservative commentator George Will’s contention that the New York Police Department’s "stop and frisk” policy has successfully reduced gun violence. Citing an investigation by WNYC Radio, CounterSpin states that “stop and frisk,” in addition to being racist and unconstitutional, has not been effective in recovering illegal guns–and should not be adopted by other cities. Listen:

For more on stop and frisk's racial disparities and ineffectiveness, see an analysis by the New York Civil Liberties Union.

(h/t: Best of the Left Podcast)

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