Good news: In NYC, for now, this is no longer legal. But that doesn’t mean it won’t make a comeback—or that it isn’t happening elsewhere with similarly racist results.
Can I just make a correction here? Only a small part of Stop & Frisk was struck down. It is no longer legal to stop someone in front of their residence, part of the “Safe Halls” legislation. NYPD can still pretty much stop whomever they like as long as it’s not a residence. So for example, “suspicious” person leaves their apartment — can’t be stopped there, but they can be stopped as they walk down the block in front of the corner store, the laundromat, etc. I’m sick of hearing people say it’s struck down when I see the cops stopping people every day based on the law STILL.
This is an important correction.