Stop and Frisk Across America

New York openly practices it, but in what other areas are racially skewed police stops an issue?

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As some American cities face rising violence, time will tell how local authorities will combat the problems in safe, respectful ways. For some in the policing community, though, the answer is clear.

"For any city to say they don't do stop and frisk … they don't know what the hell they're talking about," Bratton told CBS in January. "Every police department in America does it. The challenge is to do it constitutionally within the law … compassionately; you're dealing with human beings."

Hillary Crosley is The Root's New York City bureau chief. Follow her on Twitter.

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