The New York City stop-question-and-frisk program is a practice of the New York City Police Department by which police officers stop and question thousands of pedestrians daily, frisking them for weapons and other contraband.
About 684,000 people were stopped in 2011, the vast majority being African-American or Latino. Some judges have found that these stops are not based on reasonable suspicion of criminal activity, but over the last decade, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Mayor Michael Bloomberg have strongly advocated the use of this policy. The number of people ‘stopped and frisked’ has increased by 600 percent since then.
Watch this video which was captured by a New York teen that was stopped and harassed several times in one day in 2011. The haunting audio displays blatant racism from the NYPD that will put racial profiling and your true lack of rights and protection into perspective for you.