Uh Oh.... (Puts on Kevlar) I'm gonna get it on this one so I'll just think ahead.
Okay, the stop and frisk is crappy....but....This was being done all over Southern California clear back into and all through the 1980's. Heck, we
just called it "ID Checks" back then and I think some of the cops did too, informally. Formally, they're called FI's or Field Investigations in
most places. I don't know about New York. That's a whole different world as I saw from a truck over the years. They are WRONG......but also
Common...and the fact almost no one knows they happen routinely, every day leads to my next point....
I don't know a thing about who this kid is or what his background may be. Stop and Frisk is one thing, but it's that personal touch and attention he
gets too. It would appear, very personal and individual. Now the kid sure as heck isn't going to tell anyone if he's sitting as a suspect on..say a
sex offense, or a killing. Who knows?
I mention the possibility because I've heard cops talk about this, outside of the random side the thread is also talking about. Individual attention
can be just as simple as, he got off or they can't get him on something they figure he absolutely did do and it's got them pissed enough to try and
bait him into doing something stupid. Anything....would be my take on the mindset.
Could be rogue cops or just burn out cases getting off on screwing with a neighborhood teen.....or the teen could be someone the neighborhood would be
quite happy to see go, soonest. Do we know either way for sure?
(One other point which may matter and I'm not seeing anyone mention.... I heard the term Mutt used a lot growing up around cops. It's
interchangeable with suspect, perp, con, etc etc etc...just for context and not necessarily any slur beyond that..)