3 Reasons Stop-and-Frisk is Still Wrong, Despite Rising Crime Rates

It’s racist, it doesn’t work, and it can endanger public safety

NYC police officer, Image: Drop of Light, Shutterstock, standard license, purchased by author

As homicide rates rise across much of the country — along with those for offenses like burglary — politicians and commentators are sounding the call for a practice that many believed had been discredited.

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Tim Wise

Tim Wise

Anti-racism educator and author of 9 books, including White Like Me and, most recently, Dispatches from the Race War (City Lights, December 2020)