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    Study shows stop & frisk has little impact on stopping crime


    by PressTV

    The New York City's police departments "Stop & Frisk" program, that involves police officers stopping people and searching them for weapons, without any probable cause or suspicion, has already been the subject of much controversy and debate. Outgoing New York City Mayor Bloomberg, and his police commissioner, Ray Kelly, have long justified the policy saying it results increased public safety and lower crime rates. New York State Attorney General Eric Schniederman conducted a study, examining over 150,000 stops over the last two years.