Tuesday, May 22, 2012
It's Wrong. Period
I couldn't believe this "debate" I was listening to (for 17 minutes no less) on NPR.
'Stop And Frisk' Works, But It's Problematic
"The New York City police reported that its officers stopped and frisked almost 700,000 people last year, which prompted a fresh round of protests over the controversial policy. In today's Washington Post, Richard Cohen writes that these questionable tactics have to be measured against their effects. New York City is heaven on earth, he wrote, possibly because it is a certain kind of hell for young black and Hispanic men. Do results justify questionable police tactics?"
It's wrong. End of debate. What's the matter with you people? It's been wrong for over 200 years.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
May 22, 2012