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Offline Rapunzel

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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2013, 03:49:35 AM »
Is it too much to ask for actual journalism?

Commissioner Kelly made a claim. He backed up the numbers part of the claim, but what about doing what he said. Going into Harlem and getting the opinions of the people that matter. Shopkeepers, mothers, pedestrians, teens, the guy on the corner wearing the "End is Nigh" sandwich board.

"Stop and Frisk" is troubling from a liberties point of view in two ways. You have the right not to be randomly searched by the police. You also have the right to carry out your day to day life without being shot. Both equally valid points of view.
In a world where all LEO's are honest and take their duty seriously, I'd say there is nothing wrong with a stop and frisk policy. Pre-emptive policing, in a lot of ways. That was the appeal in Minority Report - stop crime before it happens.
It also allows a "boiling the frog" situation, where you gradually slip into a police state without even noticing.

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