‘Stop and Frisk’ Raises Anxiety Levels

Young men stopped by police reported they had elevated anxiety levels and other trauma from the encounters, according a new study published, raising fresh concerns about the New York Police Department’s stop and frisk policy.

The study published in the American Journal of Public Health surveyed 1,261 New Yorkers age 18-26 — those most likely to be stopped by police, mostly young black and Hispanic men. The results add to the growing dialogue about the contentious tactic known as stop, question and frisk.

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