In a piece of radio commentary today, CNN’s Don Lemon pointed to last weekend’s horrible shootings in Chicago that left fourteen dead, as well as shootings in New York, and said it’s starting to make stop-and-frisk opponents rethink and wonder if the practice would actually help public safety.
Lemon said New York Mayor Bill de Blasio may have to renege on his pledge to phase out the program, and framed the issue with that all-important, infamous question: “It’s 10 P.M., do you know where your children are?”
He also noted, “If people know that you can be stopped and frisked for any reason, then they’re not going to have certain things on them.”
Lemon also pointed to a study currently being conducted by the NYPD on the consequences of phasing out stop-and-frisk, and to see if waning it out is having a noticeable effect on crime rates. And so far, they’ve found that while crime is down overall, shooting incidents have increased in several neighborhoods.
Listen to the audio below, via The Tom Joyner Morning Show:
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