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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of frisk.


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  • But, even strapped for cash, they will pay for a lot of other things; while it wasn't paying its AIDS prevention programs, for instance, the city just went on painting mostly unused bike lanes, keeping up free ferry rides and gratis activities for months of sophisticated summer pleasure at Governor's Island, and escalating its miserable program of 500,000 police stops and frisks a year, at a cost of multi-millions almost beyond calculating.

    Chris Norwood: New York Kills AIDS Prevention

  • I found that one way to get their attention is to point out that the New York Police Department, on a weekly basis, illegally stops and frisks some of my students and over 9000 other, mostly minority teenagers.

    John C. Fager: Engaging High School Students

  • The LAPD still stops and frisks hundreds of thousands of inner city youth each year, a potential scandal that is so far invisible.

    Tom Hayden: Los Angeles Shows an Alternative Approach to Occupy

  • There is considerable empirical evidence that black and Hispanic minorities are disproportionately targeted by the police for stops and frisks.

    Bennett L. Gershman: Punishing Cops for Hate Speech

  • In a unanimous decision written by Justice Ginsburg, the court likened the lawful traffic stop to a Terry stop (Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1 (1968)), concluding passengers are subject to patdown frisks when an officer has a reasonable belief that the person poses a threat to the officer:

    Passengers Beware: You Can Be Frisked

  • Given the current 1925 cut-off and inability to download, says the historian Mr. Brooks, the Jukebox is "kind of like a movie theater that is only permitted to show silent films, and then frisks you on the way out to make sure you didn't record anything."

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  • The Center for Constitutional Rights and the New York Civil Liberties Union have sued the NYPD about its racially-biased stop and frisks.

    Jesse Levine: Bloomberg's Reefer Madness Costs $75 Million a Year

  • Marijuana possession may be treated as minor by the courts - people are usually given a year's probation - but people can be evicted from public housing, denied financial aid for college, deported, and even lose custody of their children because they were carrying marijuana in their pockets in a neighborhood where stop and frisks are common.

    Jesse Levine: Bloomberg's Reefer Madness Costs $75 Million a Year

  • In 2010, the NYPD made 600,000 recorded "stop and frisks," and many additional unrecorded stops.

    Jesse Levine: Bloomberg's Reefer Madness Costs $75 Million a Year

  • According to the report, which was released by the Center for Constitutional Rights CCR, race, not crime, drives police stops and frisks.

    David A. Love: Cops Are Missing the Bad Guys While Profiling the Black Guys


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