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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.

The question is: At what point does stopping a disproportionate number of minorities cross the line into illegal, race-based policing?

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