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Friday, September 30, 2016

Fracas Over Stop and Frisk

Debate moderator Lester Holt’s claim that the New York Police Department’s “stop and frisk” practice was declared unconstitutional because it was racist, an assertion seconded by Hillary Clinton, was more evidence that Holt was heavily biased toward Clinton.

The actual facts surrounding the case against “stop and frisk” are these: In the 1968 Terry v. Ohio case, an 8-1 Supreme Court ruling upheld as constitutional law enforcement’s practice of stopping and frisking individuals who they deemed reasonably suspicious. This law has never been overturned and is practiced by police departments across the country to this today.

Holt’s reference to it being declared unconstitutional is based upon a ruling by federal Judge Shira Scheindlin, who ruled in 2013 that the NYPD’s application of the law was racially biased and therefore unconstitutional. Judge Scheindlin was later removed from the case under allegations of her own bias against police — just as Donald Trump correctly noted Monday night.

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Anonymous said...

You can spin it any way you want, but LEOs stopping and patting down anyone they want to is not freedom. It is bullcrap

Anonymous said...

Trump was right, Holt was wrong. Another point for Trump.

Anonymous said...

As I have stated before, if we were all responsible citizens this would not be a problem and we would be living in a Libertarian Utopia by now. However we are not all responsible citizens. In cases like Chicago and Baltimore there is a clear problem. It is not out of the question to start thinking about suspending part of the Constitution TEMPORARILY in order to regain control of the city. Right now we dont have control. Punks and thugs do what they want to whomever they wish AND they get away with it more times than not. The alternative is to declare full Martial Law which nobody wants.

In time of dire need the true leaders understand what is needed. The rest of you think that the problem will sort itself out. AKA let them all kill each other off. So tell me again how the left is not them most race hating group around? They only want to bend the rules when it benefits them and them alone and to hell with the rest of us. Stop and Frisk helps every single tax paying adult that are effected by the violent criminals that are RUNNING our cities.

Wake up!The answer is stricter ENFORCEMENT of the current laws not turning a blind eye hoping it will go away or gun confiscation.

Anonymous said...

It has nothing to do with racism.

It has to do with freedom.

Anonymous said...

We used to be free.

Anonymous said...

Stop and Frisk is absolutely no different than the traffic stops for "tag light (any light) out"; "unsafe lane changing"; "wheels touching the center line" (both of those if your wheel touches a lane marker line); seat belt violation; etc.
All those are just the Constitutional excuse to pull you over and check you out.
LE needs to come up with some sort of "walking crime" to pull off stop and frisk.

Anonymous said...

I am not going to argue if the specifics.... all i am going to say is Trump was right and Hillary was wrong...... and this should be shared