New York’s ‘stop-and-frisk’ policy under fire

Civil rights group says practice of stopping, questioning and searching people target minorities.

The New York City police practice of stopping, questioning and frisking people on the street is about to face its biggest legal challenge.

A civil rights group is taking police to court over claims that the so-called stop and frisk policy targets minorities. They say that 85 percent of those approached by authorities are minorities and less than two percent of them are actually charged with a crime.

Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports from New York City.

Source : Al Jazeera

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