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This Is What Stop And Frisk Is, And Why It’s Unconstitutional

Above Photo: Protesters sit in front of police in riot gear during the Charlotte uprising.

The controversial stop-and-frisk policy instituted by the New York Police Department in 1999 allowed law enforcement to stop any civilian on the street and search their person and belongings. The practice is “allegedly based on reasonable suspicion of criminal activity,” the Center for Constitutional Rights explains.

There are just a few problems with that premise: The practice has proven to be racially motivated, ineffective and unconstitutional.

Yet upon being asked in a town hall Wednesday night how he’d tackle black-on-black crime, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said stop and frisk was the answer.

“We did it in New York — it worked incredibly well and you have to be proactive,” Trump said on Sean Hannity’s show, according to NBC News’Alexandra Jaffe.

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