Radio Rookies React to Stop-and-Frisk Ruling

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In 2011, the New York Police Department made more than 120,000 stops of black and Latino kids between the ages of 14 and 18.  

The total number of black and Latino boys that age in the entire city isn’t much more than that – about 177,000 – which strongly suggests that most teen males with dark skin in New York City will probably get stopped and frisked by the time they are 18.  

In our continuing coverage of this week’s federal court ruling on stop-and-frisk policies,  Rookie Reporter Temitayo Fagbenle went out to talk to young people to get their reaction to the judge’s decision. 

You can also listen to a more in depth interview Temitayo did with Commissioner Ray Kelly in this Radio Rookies article, "Commissioner Ray Kelly Talks NYPD’s Relationship with High Crime Neighborhoods."