Stop and Frisk Myths Debunked

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  • Myth #2: Stop-and-Frisk Reduces Crime
  • Myth #3: Stop-and-Frisks Lead to Arrests
  • Myth #4: Minorities Are Only Targeted for Stops Because of Race
  • Myth #5: Stop-and-Frisk Makes Citizens Feel Safer
  • Myth #6: NYPD Supervisors Say They Don’t Set Arrest Quotas
  • Debunking NYPD's Controversial Tactic
  • Myth #1: All Cops Have a Reason to Stop and Frisk You

Myth #5: Stop-and-Frisk Makes Citizens Feel Safer

The Truth: For young Black males this is not the case. In this area of Brownsville with 14,000 residents, young African-American males overwhelmingly bore the brunt of these policies by incurring multiple stops per year as they went about their daily lives.

(Photo: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

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