One of the most controversial practices in modern policing is law enforcement’s power to “stop and frisk” individuals without probable cause that a crime has been committed. On today’s show, we talk about the origins of this practice, the court rulings that normalized and expanded it, and the need–and opportunity–for the U.S. Supreme Court to scale it back.

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