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Crime and Law: Stop and Frisk, Drug Sentences / A Discussion #1049756

CNN Evening News for Monday, Aug 12, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The legal battle over the New York City police tactic of stop and frisk that is seen as racial profiling by some introduced; judge quoted. [Attorney General Eric HOLDER - mandates a modification of mandatory charges in low-level drug cases.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "New York Times" columnist Charles Blow, conservative blogger Crystal Wright and criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos about the stop and frisk policy. [WRIGHT - defends stop and frisk in working to lower crime and making New York City safer; advocates programs to combat poverty linked to crime.] [BLOW - criticizes stopping law-abiding citizens for a small number of criminals: you cannot defend this on constitutional grounds; explains the invasiveness of frisking.] [GERAGOS - talks about the demographics of crime.]

Cooper, Anderson

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