Is This Contentious Policy Spreading?
Random pat-downs may be coming to a city near you.
Former NYC police commissioner Bill Bratton is an unapologetic advocate of the NYPD’s controversial ‘stop-and-frisk’ policy, which permits police to conduct random pat-downs of those they deem suspicious.
And this week, he was appointed as a consultant to Oakland, California in a 7-1 city council vote, after Oakland Mayor Jean Quan proposed hiring him to help develop a public safety plan in the city that may well include this practice.
Read more about what this might mean for Oakland here.
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