A federal class-action lawsuit regarding the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program has raised questions about the controversial practice made legal under a 1968 US Supreme Court ruling. But what is it, and does it work?
New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has named William Bratton to head the NYPD, a job Bratton held in the mid-1990s when crime rates fell. He also has been police chief in Boston and Los Angeles.
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