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The New York City Police Department's controversial stop-and-frisk policy, which allows police officers to question and search individuals they deem suspicious, has garnered nationwide attention. Why?

Although Mayor Michael Bloomberg calls it a strategy that "saves lives," critics say the practice amounts to illegal racial profiling and are taking to the streets on June 17 for a silent protest.

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