Stop and Frisk

Activists Looking to Get Opponents of Stop-and-Frisk Registered to Votes

Rethinking the relationship between the government and the governed probably also helpful


Civil rights and community groups announced Monday that they aim to become an electoral force by registering thousands of voters concerned about the stop-and-frisk policing strategy.

From an open-mike night for high school seniors to a Brooklyn subway station to a shopping area in a heavily Asian-American community, the advocates said Monday they were setting out to energize people, especially young ones, who may see their frustrations with stop-and-frisk or the NYPD's surveillance programs as reasons to vote when they might not otherwise.