Stop-and-frisk was a New York City Police Department practice of stopping, questioning, and frisking (or searching) civilians on the street, especially in low-income, high-crime neighborhoods. In the early 2010s, the NYPD reported stopping and frisking over 684,000 New Yorkers in one year. Nine out of ten people subjected to stop-and-frisk during that time period were found innocent—and 87% of those targeted were Black or Latino.
Stop-and-Frisk Term Timeline in So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed
The timeline below shows where the term Stop-and-Frisk appears in So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 6: Doing Something Good
...powerful. But recent crackdowns on spaces like 4chan had begun to feel like New York’s stop-and-frisk program. Stop-and-frisk was a program that was meant to reduce street crime in the city,... (full context)
...of the country were becoming unsafe for people who were the targets of programs like stop-and-frisk, people now loitered on the internet. The internet, she suggested, had become the home of... (full context)