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David Harris on the Stop and Frisk Controversy in New York City

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June 14, 2012

Professor David Harris discussed the current controversy over stop and frisk activity in New York City in Dominion of New York. Professor Harris explained how racial targeting has infected the New York Police Department's stop and frisk efforts. Over-reliance on stop and frisk makes police less effective crime fighters, Professor Harris said; at the same time that it destroys community trust in the police.The article quoted Professor Harris on his stop and frisk research, and also spotlighted his testimony in the U.S. Senate on April 17.

Read the Dominion of New York article here.

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