Frisked On the Way to School


“They asked us where we coming from, and they asked us to see ID. And we said ‘We 12, we don’t got ID.’”

The NYPD stopped teenagers over 140,000 times in 2011. WNYC mapped all of these recorded stops, revealing “hot spots” in the city. The station also spoke with middle and high-school students about their experiences being stopped and frisked by police.

(Via The Awl)

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →