by Jose Nino
Is stop-and-frisk coming to Philadelphia?
Big League Politics previously reported on the city of Philadelphia’s alarming level of crime. This has prompted the Philadelphia City Council to reexamine the police tactic of stop-and-frisk, which consists of police stopping and sometimes searching pedestrians or drivers when they engage in suspicious behavior.
Such a move came about as the city is going through an alarming gun violence wave and a controversial shooting of two police officers at a July 4 celebration.
“We have a lot of citizens in the streets of Philadelphia talking about ‘When are we going to look at stop-and-frisk in a constitutionally enacted way?’” Council President Darrell L. Clarke stated…