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The controversial “stop-and-frisk” tactic used by the New York Police Department could be coming to the Motor City: law enforcement agents in Detroit, Michigan plan to adopt a policing method from officers in the Big Apple.
The Detroit Police Department has signed a contract with consultants at the Manhattan Institute and Bratton Group, the paper reported, in order to develop a more stringent strategy for cutting down on criminal activity. “The DPD Traffic Unit (will) evolve its mission from principally the issuance of tickets toward the prevention of crime,” the contract reads.
“I think generally it’s believed by law enforcement people that without this tactic, the bad guys would feel a lot more comfortable in carrying guns,” Bloomberg said. “They carried guns before. They aren’t carrying guns now,”he added, “Common sense says that if you run a risk of getting stopped, you’re going to pay more attention to what’s in your pocket.”
“They carried guns before. They aren’t carrying guns now,”
Once a vibrant industrial town, Detroit has since fallen victim to a surge in poverty, crime and economic issues. Forbes listed it as the most dangerous city in America in 2012, and last month the city filed for federal bankruptcy protection. The rate of violent crime per capita in Detroit for 2012 clocked in at more than five times the national average, Forbes reported.
Originally posted by sylent6
A judge in New York said it was unconstitutional for nypd to do this and made stop so Detroit didn't get the memo either huh?
Originally posted by semperfortis
Stop and Frisk, as it was initially intended in the SCOTUS ruling in "Terry vs Ohio", is a good thing..
What some departments have forgotten is that there are severe limits on the practice