Stop-and-Frisk Ruling: Key Background

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On father's day in 2012, opponents of the stop-and-frisk policy marched silently.

Photo by: Pearl Gabel

On father's day in 2012, opponents of the stop-and-frisk policy marched silently.

A federal judge has ruled that the NYPD's stop and question or frisk practice violated the rights of thousands of New Yorkers.

As analysts weigh what this means for Mayor Bloomberg's legacy, the 2013 campaign and crime-fighting under the next mayor, what does it mean for the areas most affected by that policing strategy?

Last year we looked at the street-level impact of the practice in Sector E of the 75th precinct–the section of East New York that, NYPD statistics showed, saw the most frequent use of the tactic. Read our coverage here.