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Only if there is probably cause and/or closely, accurately fits the description of a reported suspect of a crime. The officer should have to be ready to support her/his reasoning for stopping the suspect when the circumstance is called into question. Detailed training needs to be provided to increase accuracy of these procedures, just as shooting training and accuracy is required.
Along with this and as a measure to ensure better policing in this and other regards, quotas should be illegal. If policing is successful stops, and arrests should decline, therefore having quotas which pressure officers to make arrests in counter intuitive as well as counter productive, and take away their time from real crime prevention and deterrent tactics. 8 years ago from a Green in Potwin, KS
No. One person should not be able to harrass another simply because they don't like their look or because of any prejudices the police officer may harbor. A person should be able to take a walk in their neighborhood or around town without worrying... 8 years ago from a Libertarian in Morris, IL
They should be allowed. However, they should be forced to take training on gender issues, racism, social class status, and mental illness to be less judgmental, more informed and (ideally) more understand of said issues. 8 years ago from a Democrat in Windsor, MI
I hope All police officers ask questions; Always. Whether or not someone wishes to converse is a whole different matter and should not be treated as non-compliance.
Communication is what keeps communities together. 8 years ago from a Democrat in Mukilteo, WA
Only if there is an investigation of a crime in the area for which the pedestrian matches the description. 8 years ago from a Republican in Shasta, CA
Yes, with reasonable suspicion that a crime is, has, or will be occurring imminently, and that this person is, was, or will be involved in the commission of the crime. 8 years ago from a Republican in Painesville, OH
Stop and Question - with in reason. Frisk - only if person is clearly a danger to others. 8 years ago from a Democrat in Soperton, GA
If there is reasonable suspicion a crime is being or has been committed. 8 years ago from a Republican in Knoxville, TN
Yes, if there is reasonable suspicion. (Actual LAW). 8 years ago from a Republican in Potwin, KS
Only if there is significant probable cause. This is a significant privacy issues. Privacy needs to be protected; we don't want a police state. Nonetheless, with significant probably cause, police need to be able to do their job. 8 years ago from a Republican in Tacoma, WA
No, unless the person looks familiar and/or suspicious. 8 years ago from a Republican in Whitehall, PA
They may question pedestrians, but frisking should only be done at the courthouse or police station when it is part of a security protocal. 8 years ago from a Republican in Sterling Heights, MI
Yes, if you are under reasonable suspicion of a crime, not based on looks or race. 8 years ago from a Democrat in Peoria, AZ
Yes, if the officer has a reasonable and articuable suspicion that the person has committed a crime, is about to commit a crime, or has some type of cause to do so. 8 years ago from a Democrat in Clinton, CT
Yes, if there is probable cause, and the encounters must be recorded through audio or visual recordings to avoid unjust treatment without penalty. 8 years ago from a Democrat in Poughkeepsie, NY
When there is reason just like with a search warrent. 8 years ago from a Democrat in Jacksonville, FL
Police should be able to stop and question a pedestrian if they are obviously a danger to themselves or others. Only frisk if very good reason to believe that an already aggressive pedestrian is brandishing an illegal weapon. As little involvement and... 8 years ago from a Libertarian in Norwood, NC
This should be a localized district issue and should only be allowed during a temporary police lockdown of an area such as in the event of a robbery. The requirements for a lockdown must be very difficult to fulfill. And frisking should only be allowed... 8 years ago from a Libertarian in Farmingdale, NY
Police can stop and question anyone as long as that person also has the right to refuse to answer and walk away, to frisk or detain for short time requires reasonable suspicion of involvement in criminal activity. 8 years ago from a Republican in Windsor, MI
I strongly believe in liberty and personal rights. I am conflicted about this choice. I don't want to give up the liberty, but I also don't want to hamper a good cop's efforts. Guess I am am leaning toward no. 8 years ago from a Libertarian in Beech Grove, IN
No, unless it is a deliberate search with probable cause. 8 years ago from a Republican in Fort Knox, KY
Yes, if there is reasonable suspicion. Terry v Ohio. 8 years ago from a Republican in Potwin, KS
Yes, but it must always be reported and if there are any specific requests made on how the past down should be made,that those be honored. 8 years ago from a Libertarian in West Chester, OH
Yes, provided they have reasonable, articulable suspicion that a crime is being committed, has been committed or is about to be committed. See Terry v. Ohio. 8 years ago from a Democrat in Leavittsburg, OH
Not without probable cause. The officer must cite exact probable cause while doing the questioning and cannot have his probable cause on an arbitrary or circular reasoning nature. Officers are to protect citizens equally by upholding the law, not by... 8 years ago from a Libertarian in Deerfield Beach, FL
Yes in high risk areas or in times of high risk. They should not be allowed to frisk without probable cause. 8 years ago from a Republican in Hockessin, DE
In crime areas where the probability is high, then yes. But in general, no. Race should not be a reason to NOT stop and question. 8 years ago from a Republican in Olive Branch, MS
Only if they have a warrant, or it's for a particular threat (like a bomb threat) in a certain area--therefore, they could be checking everybody for weapons. 8 years ago from a Democrat in Bowling Green, OH