Perhaps most egregiously, one defense of the policy is that the objective is not really to catch criminals in the act (of carrying contraband--specifically guns). The idea behind stopping hundreds of thousands of blacks and Hispanics per year--the vast majority of them innocent--is to instill fear in every member of these ethnic groups--fear that they will be stopped-and-frisked, so they had better obey New York's mandated defenselessness edicts.
Read the rest. Kurt does a good job of taking on the apologists. I don't understand how people can blindly follow the mad dwarf when he blatantly violates the Constitution. Sometimes I think the people of NYC get what they deserve.