In the year 1994, the Mayor of New York initiated a stop-and-frisk law in an effort to reduce crime and gun violence. Under the law, police officers may stop, question, and frisk anyone who they deem reasonably suspicious. While designed as a crime deterrent and to help keep the public safe, is this protection or discrimination?

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Stop-and-Frisk: Protection or Discrimination?