New York City

NYC to Consider Changes to "Stop-and-Frisk" Policies

How about stopping them?

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Proposals on New York City's "stop-and-frisk" practice used by police are headed for a high-profile airing. City Council members plan to discuss new rules at hearings this month, starting Wednesday.

Under the practice, police can stop someone they reasonably suspect might be breaking the law. Mayor Michael Bloomberg credits the practice with helping drive down crime. But critics say racial discrimination has driven the stops.