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A Suit That Ignited the Shop-and-Frisk Controversy

Trayon Christian, an 18-year-old college student, sued Barneys New York for being stopped after purchasing an expensive Ferragamo belt. His suit against the giant retail store for what would soon become known as “shop-and-frisk” was one of the first of several that were yet to come and that would engage civil rights leaders and a number of stores. (Photo: Trayon A. Christian via Facebook)

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