The Pros And Cons Of Stop And Frisk

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Stop and Frisk are all about numbers. Commonly in each video the discussion of meeting the quota or getting numbers, is brought up several times. Through out watching the videos there were several concepts that I wanted to discuss. My first reaction was stop and frisk should be eliminated, because people’s rights and privacy are being violated. Then I thought wait a minute maybe it shouldn’t be stopped, but rather tweaked on how the stop and frisks are being carried out. I felt that officers should be better trained on these tactics. As I continued to watch on I then realized that the officers are being trained the proper way and that is not the problem. I then came to realize that, the pressure from higher up with in a police department …show more content…
Journalists Ross Tuttle and Erin Schneider from the video The hunted and the hated: An inside look at the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy, interviewed two anonymous police officers from different police departments. They went on to explain how their “superiors push arbitrary and discriminatory stops in order to meet quotas” (Tuttle). Through out the several videos officers were interviewed. Some anonymously because they did not want to be known as a whistle blower and the others, showed face because they wanted to stand up for what was right. Those officers no longer wanted to take part in the unfair tactics of their police …show more content…
Stop and Frisk are for numbers and a quota not for protecting the community and that is just wrong and immoral. These ideas all stem from not the officers them selves, but from the police administration through out these NYPD precincts. Our officers are pressured and turned into monsters to satisfy these so called quotas. My reaction to several of the videos that showed recordings of officers using harsh language and disturbing tactics, I was upset and could not understand why police officers would act so barbaric. Then I realized that these officers a pressured to reach these quotas, that they will do what ever is necessary for more 250’s. The police department needs to change their tactics. Citizens should no longer go after the officers, but instead go after the higher up in these departments. My overall reaction of how our departments are treating our officers and citizens is in disgust. Maybe our superiors within the NYPD need to be investigated in more depth, instead of our officers whom 95% of the time do not have a say so, they just do what they are told to get paid just like every one else who works. For our officers who, afraid to speak up because of the consequences of being a whistle blower, please stand up for what is right lets out the superiors for all

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