NYPD "Stop-and-Frisk" Tactics
The Associated Press reports that the New York City police have begun handing
out small cards telling people why they were stopped and searched on city
The so-called "stop-and-frisk" tactics pilot program began earlier this month in
The cards cite a state code allowing stops by officers if they reasonably think
a person may be a suspect. They say "the NYPD regrets any inconvenience" if it
wrongly stops someone.
Civil right activists have filed a lawsuit accusing police of singling out
New York City CSA affiliates have begun carrying the card below in response to
these warrantless "stop-and-frisk" tactics.