Public safety in NY
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The Supreme Court rejected the defendants' arguments. The Court noted that stops and frisks are considerably less intrusive than full-blown arrests and searches. It also observed that the interests in crime prevention and in police safety require that the police have some leeway to act before full probable cause has developed. The Fourth Amendment's reasonableness requirement is sufficiently flexible to permit an officer to investigate the situation.
The Court was also concerned that requiring probable cause for a frisk would put an officer in unwarranted danger during the investigation. The "sole justification" for a frisk, said the Court, is the "protection of the police officer and others nearby." Because of this narrow scope, a frisk must be "reasonably designed to discover guns, knives, clubs, or other hidden instruments for the assault of the police officer." As long as an officer has reasonable suspicion, a stop and frisk is constitutional under the Fourth Amendment.
You have no idea what its like to be in a cops shoes. We know the area we patrol and know what's going on. So you have no idea what's so ever, its easy to comment when your life is not on the line everyday. Like you read above "safety" is our number one priority, that's the only way a cop can be able to work. Many stops don't lead to frisks if the person answers our questions properly. And about description, its 20% the reason people get stopped and frisked, look at the crime statistics online its all there. The crimes do happen I don't know if you think we live in the clouds with Jesus or with whatever god you believe in. So far this week more then 1000 crime have been committed and last week over 1700 crimes. Check the statistics because crimes do happen sir I don't know where you live but crime is up in New York. Their are many bad people out there, yeah many times we stop innocent people it happens because nothing is perfect. We conducted less stops and crime has gone up this year especially shooting and felony assaults with a weapon. Going back to description, you seem not to understand what I mean but people are robbed, assaulted, raped, and harassed every single day. When they call us they give a description that the 911 operator types up and our dispatcher tells us that description and we stop people fitting the description. Some people say we discriminate and some say we don't. According to crime rates. Black and Hispanic people are approximately 83% of all known crime suspects and approximately 90% of all violent crime suspects were Black and Hispanic people. If it was orange and red people then we will stop those people more, its common sense. I'm a Hispanic person and I didn't have a problem back then when I was a regular citizen. If white people for example are committing 95% of robberies in Park slope Brooklyn who do you want us to stop? A group of white males because they are suspiciously looking inside a bank where people are withdrawing their hard earned money at Atm machines or A black senior citizen waiting for a bus 10 feet a way? Common sense Sir, even a 5th grader will know what to do. Many Nypd cops are starting to not stop people no more with fear of getting a lawsuit for doing their job, if stop and frisk was made illegal that would make the avg police officers job very easy, just respond to the crime, make a report and tell the victim have a nice day. Why try to do a canvas to find the criminals who commits the crimes if people keep complaining about it. Stop and Frisk will never go away, I prefer to get a lawsuit for trying to find a suspect who just shot a little girl SQF(Stop,question and Frisking) people that fit the description of the perp, than respond and just type up a 61 (criminal report) and go from job to job just taking criminal complaints from victims. I also prefer to stop and frisk a person walking in an area high in armed robberies if I believe he has a gun in his waist band because I clearly see a bulge there which is reasonable suspicion, even if it turned out to be an expensive cell phone the person put in his pants because he or she is afraid of it being robbed ill apologize and continue my day. Nothing is perfect in this world that's life, but Stop and frisk works and saves lives its not racist, if street Cats start commiting 90% of violent crimes we will go stop street Cats.
ribbs056 forfeited this round.
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