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‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Is All but Gone From New York

By Mike Bostock & Ford Fessenden

Insight: The widespread practice of stopping residents for what was deemed “suspicious” behavior, often called “stop-and-frisk,” was the defining tactic of the New York Police Department for a decade, pursued in the face of intensifying protests and dwindling crime, defended against civil-rights challenges, even declared indispensable to the continued safety of the streets.

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