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

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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.