ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Attorney Mick Henderson who is a partner at St. Louis Law Firm Henderson and Waterkotte talks about what makes “stop and frisk” constitutional and unconstitutional.
“Stop and frisk” is constitutional if it is done by the guidelines. If police have reason to believe that someone is involved in a crime due to it occurring near by or if there is reason to believe that they are armed, it is considered constitutional.
If someone is stopped solely based on something they are wearing or the color of their skin that is unconstitutional.
The controversial “stop and frisk” law has been proposed for New York as a pre-emptive deterrent to street crime.
The law is being discussed for other cities in the Unites States.
With St. Louis having one of the highest crime rates in the country, Stop and Frisk works as long as it’s being followed by the state of law.
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