CNN's Jason Carroll Highlights How NYC's Stop And Frisk "Unlawfully Targeted Blacks And Latinos"

Carroll: Officials Say "The Practice Severely Eroded Relations Between The Police And The Communities They Serve"

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From the September 22 edition of CNN's New Day:

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JASON CARROLL: As you know, stop and frisk was ruled to be unconstitutional three years ago after a federal judge called it a form of racial profiling. Nevertheless, Donald Trump says it works and it should be used again.

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New York City stop and frisk policy was found unconstitutional in 2013, in part, because of it unlawfully targeted blacks and Latinos and allowed police officers to stop and pat down individuals they deemed people suspicious of carrying weapons or contraband.

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DONALD TRUMP: We did it in New York, it worked incredibly well. And you have to be proactive. And you really help people sort of change their mind automatically.

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CARROLL: Between 2004 and mid-2012, police stopped over 4 million people according to the NYPD. Nearly 90 percent of them black or Latino, with just 12 percent charged with crimes.

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Trump's campaign later saying in a statement he was only suggesting a locally tailored version of stop and frisk should be used in Chicago specifically, but doubled down on his support of the policy he has publicly endorsed since 2013, saying stop and frisk "saved lives and reduced crime."

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As for stop and frisk, a number of New York City officials say the practice severely eroded relations between the police and the communities they serve.

Previously:

Watch NY Times' Charles Blow Explain Problems With Trump’s Advocacy Of Nationwide Stop-And-Frisk Policy

The NY Daily News Just Apologized For Their Stop And Frisk Defense. When Will Bill O'Reilly?

Right-Wing Media's Fears About Stop-And-Frisk Did Not Come True

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