Sorry, Michael. What is it about “probable cause” that you don’t understand? This is NOT a police state in which innocent citizens have to justify their existence to a bunch of goons. Tyranny makes me safer only at the cost of my liberty.
I agree; stop & frisk is indefensible to anyone who believes in individual rights. Giuliani lowered crime in NYC with a PC police force that simply did their jobs. They got most of the crap off the street by simply busting them for the little crimes they engaged in (turnstyle-hopping, public urination, whatever), rather than simply ignoring the smaller crimes with the excuse that there were more important crimes to deal with.