Posted by | May 13, 2012 09:57 | Filed under: Top Stories

The New York Police Department is coming under heavy criticism from civil libertarians for its stop-and-frisk policy.

The NYPD says officers stopped people on New York City’s streets 203,500 times from January through March. That’s up from 183,326 during the same quarter last year.

The policy allows an officer to stop a person based on reasonable suspicion, which is lower than that of probable cause needed to justify an arrest.

Minorities are unfairly targeted, say critics of the program, while advocates say it makes minority neighborhoods safer.

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