The Craig Fahle Show

The History and Impact of Stop-and-Frisk Policing

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Photo courtesy: Philip Montgomery for The Atlantic Journalist and author Daniel Bergner wrote a long-form article in this month’s The Atlantic magazine, titled "Is Stop and Frisk Worth It", which takes a look at the use of stop-and-frisk policing in American cities. The emotionally charged issue has received a lot of attention since last summer when a judge ruled not on its efficacy, but on its constitutionality or lack thereof. Bergner takes a look at the history of so-called “proactive policing” and what it tells us about our societal values.