Tag Archives: Stop and Frisk

On the Subject of Freddie Gray’s Knife and Giving Police “Fair Leeway” to Make Mistakes in Their Enforcement of the Law

By Elaine Magliaro Patrik Jonsson has an interesting article over at Yahoo News that I think is worth read. Titled What Freddie Gray’s Knife Says About Police Power in America, the article touches on the legality/illegality of Freddie Gray’s knife; police … Continue reading

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Bicycling While Black Can Land You in Trouble with Police in Tampa, Florida

By Elaine Magliaro Alexandra Zayas and Kameel Stanley reported recently that a Tampa Bay Times investigation had found that the Tampa police were “targeting poor, black neighborhoods with obscure subsections of a Florida statute that outlaws things most people have tried on … Continue reading

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