The concepts described in Stop and Frisk focus on when it is justified to frisk someone who is stopped, and how extensive a “search” that frisk can be. Explain your choices in this scenario by addressing the following questions.
1). Which principles should officers follow when they decide whether to stop and frisk someone? Is there a good protocol to keep in mind as a default, and if so, what is it? How might these answers change based on differing sets of circumstances?
2). When can race be an element of the decision to stop and frisk? Discuss several hypothetical situations that may fall in the “gray area” of the law. For example, what if police are specifically looking for drug couriers and they have extensive data that point to the vast majority of drug couriers being of certain races?