Stop and Frisk

REUTERS

Bill de Blasio and the NYPD Are Off to a Rocky Start

A harbinger of things to come? 

REUTERS

New York's Legal Battle Over Stop and Frisk Comes to an End

The new mayor plans to settle the landmark case. 

REUTERS

New York City Is Safer Than Ever—Even With Less 'Stop and Frisk'

The use of stop and frisk has declined 60 percent, and the murder rate is the lowest it's been since the early 1960s. 

Shutterstock

A Horrifying Story of 'Stop and Frisk' Taken to Its Logical Extreme

Earl Sampson, 28, has been stopped 258 times, searched more than 100 times, and jailed 56 times ... in four years.

AP

How a Judge's Media Interviews Were Used to Block Stop and Frisk Reform

The fate of the controversial policy now rests with New York's next mayor. 

whereamigoing.org

Watch This NYPD Officer Explain Why He Lost Faith in Stop and Frisk

"If you get violated by a cop, how are you gonna trust that cop?" 

Elena Olivo

Why It's Easier to Sympathize With Boston's Police Chief than New York's

A few months after the marathon bombing, Ed Davis talks about civil liberties with more nuance than Ray Kelly.

REUTERS

The Incredible Rise of Stop and Frisk, in One Chart

In New York, stop and frisk grew from 97,296 stops in 2002 to 685,724 in 2011.

Reuters

San Francisco Fire Chief Bans Helmet Cams

Officials say that the ban is necessary to protect people's privacy. Is that so?

Shutterstock

The Changing War on Crime, in 3 Graphs

Stop and frisk and mandatory minimums could get major overhauls. The impact of those policy shifts, neatly summarized.

Reuters

Barack Obama and Ray Kelly Are Saying the Exact Opposite Things on Racial Profiling

Two parallel conversations on race, violence, and stop-and-frisk.

Reuters

New York's Stop-and-Frisk War Has Reached the Breaking Point

The City Council passed a policy to severely curtail the practice.

Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Is Racial Profiling Institutional at the NYPD?

New evidence from the stop-and-frisk lawsuit.

4 Ideas for Fixing Stop and Frisk

Experts weigh in on how law enforcement should engage in and implement these tactics.

Reuters

Woman Files Suit Alleging She Was Arrested for Criticizing 'Stop and Frisk'

The NYPD's aggressive policy has come under increased scrutiny in recent months.

Sunset Parkerpix/Flickr

Is This Recording Enough to End Stop and Frisk?

Listen to the audio a 17-year-old secretly recorded of police disparaging his mixed-race appearance and threatening to break his arm.

Reuters

A Problematic Map of Stop-and-Frisk

Its flaws cloud rather than clarify the recent debate over NYPD tactics.

EdenPictures/Flickr

Decline of the Day: Stop and Frisk Down 34 Percent in New York

With legal challenges mounting, the NYPD conducted 70,000 fewer stops last quarter.