Charts: Are the NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisks Violating the Constitution?

Adam Serwer and Jaeah Lee write at Mother Jones: “This week, New York City is defending itself against a lawsuit that claims its controversial ‘stop and frisk’ policy is used to illegally detain and search people on the basis of race. The subject of an ongoing trial, the suit also argues that the weak justifications given by NYPD officers for most stop-and-frisks fail to meet the constitutional burden for search and seizure. We put together this explainer and some charts to help you make sense of what’s going on.”