For years, police departments across the country have played a numbers game that encourages quantitative, rather than qualitative policing. Our cops face tremendous pressure to meet arrest quotas, leading them to “hunt” unsuspecting citizens—namely young, black males—for trivial write-ups. Backed by laws like stop-and-frisk, officers turn to baiting harassment, as seen in Ross Tuttle’s short documentary for The Nation. Tuttle joined HuffPost Live to talk about stop-and-frisk and the larger, systemic problems in our nation’s police departments.
Watch Ross Tuttle’s documentary, which includes the only known audio of a stop-and-frisk encounter.