Stop And Frisk Analysis

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Stop, Question and Frisk “We are going to increase the pressure on the punk kids in that neighborhood. Whenever you see teenagers hanging around on corners or outside stores, you are to stop them, frisk them, and make sure that they understand that we won’t tolerate any more noise, vandalism, or fooling around that disturbs the older people on the block. One officer raises his hand and asks a question. “Don’t we need some kind of reasonable suspicion about them being armed or planning a crime before we can do a stop and frisk search?” The sergeant responds not to worry about that. This is our version of aggressive patrolling. They can file a complaint with the department if they want to, but it won’t go anywhere. Reasonable suspicion is only going to matter if you find some drugs on a kid. If that happens, we’ll figure out then if we can explain a more specific justification.” Discuss the sergeant’s instructions as they pertain to Terry v. Ohio The sergeant has used aggressive patrol as the reasoning behind his orders. Although aggressive patrol is designed to maximize the number of police interventions and observations…show more content…
Community members would be hesitant in providing officers assistance when needed and they would not be receptive to any of the other services that the police offer. If members of a community start to feel as if they’re being harassed or targeted by their local police department, those members will develop an “us against them” mentality. Another example on how this strategy can negatively impact the community would be fear. A mother is waiting for her teenage son to come home from an after school program or part time job and he doesn’t get home at his normal time. She may be fearful that her son is being stopped by the police simply because he is a young minority from a low income neighborhood as opposed to an affluent

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