August 9: Prison Policy Initiative Blog
August 8: Prison Policy Initiative Blog
Donald Trump’s presidency has heralded a return to ineffective “tough on crime” tactics, including the police practice of stop-and-frisk, but our new report finds that such a move would be disastrous for Black and Latino communities. As Rose Lenehan explains, instead of making cities safer, stop-and-frisk causes thousands of forceful and terrifying experiences with police, mostly for people of color who’ve done absolutely nothing wrong.
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