11/29/2010

Suit alleges stop-and-frisk unfairly targets minorities

The debate is heating up in Philadelphia, where police embraced an aggressive stop-and-frisk policy in response to rising gun violence

By Troy Graham
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — In the debate over the police tactic known as stop-and-frisk, both sides agree there's nothing inherently wrong with officers stopping more black and Hispanic than white residents, at least in cities where violent crime is concentrated in minority neighborhoods.

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