jared the ..."very important second part of the sentence"... pretty much says that the police officer can stop and frisk for just about anything that he/she suspects, or believes, or can even make up.
The important part of the sentence is that part that says ..."Fourth Amendment...is not violated"...
Here's some stats from the NYPD themselves.
Police Department City of New York
NYPD Compstat unit
Year 1990 2013 % Increase/decrease
Murder 2,262 -- 335 -85%
Rape 3,126 -- 1,378 -56%
Robbery 100,280 -- 19,128 -81%
Felony Assault 44,122 -- 20,297 -54%
Burglery 122,055 -- 17,429 -86%
When Giuliani and Bratten inherited came into office, it was one of the unsafest big cities.
At the end of 2013 when Bloomberg stepped down, it was one of the safest big cities. We shall see what happens with De Blasio as mayor, we know he has hired Bratten(!) so maybe he recognizes success when he sees it. Not that he's going to allow stop and frisk, at least not now. Like johnny mentioned in an earlier post, I have also heard that New Yorks crime is rising since the first of this year. Too early to get any permanent, long term trends like the permanent, long term trends listed above.
Stop & frisk is the main factor in the success listed above.
If you want to talk to me in all caps, go right ahead, it's just words on a screen. We are just having a discussion, that's all. It probably won't hurt my feelings a bit, and if it does, I'll get over it.
Nice try, yourself.