The debate over "stop-and-frisk" police tactics is front and center in New York City and elsewhere in the nation. This policy goes to our very definition of community, leading to a fundamental question: Are these tactics intended to build or bust trust in a community?
Mayor Bloomberg's legacy is in danger of looking a lot like Governor Rockefeller's. Just like the Rockefeller Drug Laws, policing policies under Mayor Bloomberg have proven to be costly, harmful and racially biased. But it's not too late for New York to change.
Today, in the city of NY, we are facing another troubling form of biased profiling and searches known as 'Stop-and-Frisk.' Only difference is, this time, you can be targeted for simply walking down the street.